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Hokkaido

Hokkaido YOSAKOI SORAN Festival Sapporo June
  Otaru Ushio Festival Otaru July
  Hokkai SORAN Festival Yoichi July
  Sapporo Snow Festival Sapporo February
  Asahikawa Snow Festival Asahikawa February
  Otaru Snow Light Path Otaru February

Tohoku

Akita Akita Kanto Festival Akita August 3 – 6
  Namahage Oga December 31
  Festivals of Kakunodate Senboku September 7 – 9
Aomori Hachinohe Sanshataisai Hachinohe July 31 – August 4
  Hirosaki Neputa Festival Hirosaki August 1 – 7
  Aomori Nebuta Festival Aomori August 2 – 7
  Goshogawara Tachi Neputa Festival Goshogawara August 8
Fukushima Aizutajima Gion Festival Minamiaizu July 22 – 24
  Fukushima Waraji Festival Fukushima August
  Koriyama Uneme Festival Koriyama 1st Friday – Sunday of August
  Soma Nomaoi Soma, Minamisoma July
  Nihonmatsu Chochin Festival Nihonmatsu October 4 – 6
  Taira Tanabata Festival Iwaki August 6 – 8
Iwate Kokusekiji Sominsai Oshu February
  Hidaka Hibuse Matsuri Oshu April 29
  Fujiwara Festival Hiraizumi May 1 – 5, November 1 – 3
  Chagu Chagu Umakko Takizawa, Morioka 2nd Saturday of June
  Morioka Sansa Orori Morioka August 1 – 4
  Kitakaimi Michinoku Geino Festival Kitakami 1st Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of August
Miyagi Dontosai Festival Miyagi January 14
  Sendai Aoba Festival Sendai 3rd Sunday of May and its previous day (Saturday)
  Shiogama Minato Festival Shiogama 3rd Monday of July
  Sendai Tanabata Festival Sendai August 6 – 8
Yamagata Hanagasa Festival Yamagata August 5 – 7

Kanto

Gunma Takasaki Festival Takasaki 1st Saturday and Sunday of August
  Kiryu Yagibushi Festival Sendai August 3 – 5
Kanagawa O-oka Echizen Festival Chigasaki April
  Matsubarajinja Reitaisai Odawara May 3 – 5
  Hamaorisai Chigasaki 3rd Monday of July
Saitama Chichibu Yomatsuri Chichibu December 1 – 6
  Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival Kumagaya July 19 – 23
  Kawagoe Festival Kawagoe October
Tokyo Fukagawa Festival Koto-ku August
  Sanja Festival Taito-ku 3rd Friday – Sunday of May
  Sanno Festival Chiyoda-ku June
  Kanda Festival Chiyoda-ku May
  Kurayami Festival Fuchu May 3 – 6

Chubu

Gifu Gujo Odori Gujo July – September
  Takayama Festival Takayama April 14 – 15, October 9 – 10
  Furukawa Festival Hida April 19 – 20
Ishikawa Otabi Festival Komatsu May
  Noto Kiriko Festival Noto July – October
  Iidamachi Toroyama Festival Iida July 20 – 21
  Hourai Festival Hakusan October
  Takewari Festival Kaga February 10
  Koikoi Festival Kaga September 22 – 23
  Guzuyaki Festival Kaga August 27 – 28
  Hyakumangoku Festival Kanazawa June
  Jumangoku Festival Kaga September 8 – 9
Yamanashi Tenzu Shimai Kofu Sunday before April 10
  Yoshida no Himatsuri Fujiyoshida August 26 – 27
Nagano Ofune Festival Matsumoto May 4 – 5
Aichi Domatsuri Nagoya August
  Nagoya Festival Nagoya October
  Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota last Saturday and Sunday of July
Toyama Takaoka Mikurumiyama Festival Takaoka May 1
  Johana Hikiyama Festival Johana May 4 – 5
  Tonami Yotaka Festival Tonami 2nd Friday and Saturday of June
  Toide Tanabata Festival Toide July 3 – 7
  Tatemon Festival Uozu 1st Friday and Saturday of August
  Owara Kazenobon Yatsuo September 1 – 3

Kinki (Kansai)

Shiga Minakuchi Hikiyama Festival Kouga April 20
Kyoto Agon-no-hoshi Festival Kyoto February 11
  Aoi Festival Kyoto May 15
  Gion Festival Kyoto July
  Jidai Festival Kyoto October 22
  Kurama-no-Hi Festival Kyoto October 22
  Agata Festival Uji June 5 – 6
  Kameoka Festival Kameoka October 23 – 25
  Maizuru Tsutsuji Festival Maizuru May
  Maizuru Hosokawa Yusai Tanabejo Festival Maizuru May
  Minato Maizuru Chatta Festival Maizuru last Saturday and Sunday of July
  Jouya no Agetaimatsu Maizuru August 14
  Yoshiwara no Mandoro Maizuru August 16
  Ayabe Minatsuki Festival Ayabe 4th Saturday of July
  Ine Festival Ine July 27 – 28
Nara Kasuga Wakamiya Onmatsuri Nara December 15 – 17
  Shunie Nara March 1 – 14
Mie Tado Festival Kuwana May 4 – 5
  Saioh Festival Meiwa June
  Ishidori Festival Kuwana August
  Ise Festival Ise October
  Ise Festival Ise October
  Waraji Festival Shima October
  Yokkaichi Festival Yokkaichi October
  Kinomoto Festival Kumano 2nd Monday of October
  Ueno Tenjin Festival Iga October 23 – 25
Wakayama Otou Festival Shingu February 6
  Ougi Festival Nachikatsuura July 14
  Kumano Hayatama Festival Shingu October 15 – 16
Osaka Aizen Festival Tennoji-ku June 30 – July 2
  Kishiwada Danjiri Festival Kishiwada September
  Sumiyoshi Festival Osaka July 30 – 31
  Tenjin Festival Osaka July 24 – 25
Hyogo Izushi Hatsuuma Taisai Toyooka March
  Himeji Yukata Festival Himeji June 22 – 24
  Nada Kenka Festival Himeji October 14 – 15
  Akogishi Festival Ako December 14

Chugoku

Okayama Eyou – Hadaka Festival Okayama 3rd Saturday of February
  Tsuyama Festival Tsuyama 3rd and 4th Saturday and Sunday of October
Hiroshima Kozan Hatsuka Ebisu Sera August 19 – 20
  Yassa Festival Mihara August
Yamaguchi Hagi Summer Festival Hagi August 1 – 3
  Yamaguchi Gion Festival Yamaguchi July 20 -27
  Yamaguchi Gion Festival Yamaguchi July 20 -27
  Yamaguchi Tanabata Chochin Festival Yamaguchi August 6 – 7

Shikoku

Tokushima Awa Odori Tokushima August 12 – 15
Kouchi Yosakoi Festival Kouchi August 9 – 12
Ehime Niihama Taiko Festival Niihama October 16 – 18

Kyushu

Fukuoka Kawawatari Jinkousai Tagawa May
  Oniyo Kurume December 31 – January 7
  Hakata Gion Yamakasa Hakata July 1 – 15
  Kokura Gion Daiko Kitakyushu July
  Tobata Gion Ooyamakasa Kitakyushu July
  Hakata Dontaku Hakata May 3 – 4
Saga Imari Tontenton Imari October 22 – 24
  Karatsu Kunchi Karatsu December 2 – 4
Nagasaki Kirakira Festival Sasebo Nobember – December
  Sasebo Seaside Festival Sasebo August
  Nagasaki Kunchi Nagasaki Octobaer 7 – 9
  Nagasaki Tall Ships Festival Nagasaki April
  Nagasaki Lantern Festival Nagasaki February
  YOSAKOI Sasebo Festival Sasebo October
Kumamoto Yamaga Tourou Festival Kumamoto August 15 – 17
Oita Yamaga Tourou Festival Kumamoto August 15 – 17
  Honba Tsurusaki Odori Taikai Oita August
  Funai Pacchin Oita August
Kagoshima Hatsuumasai Kirishima February

Okinawa

Okinawa Eisa Okinawa August
  Okinawa International Carnival Okinawa November
  Naha Giant Tug of War Naha October