Japanese Events and Festivals August 2019

/Japanese Events and Festivals August 2019
Japanese Events and Festivals August 20192018-10-16T09:31:22+00:00

Japan has countless events and festivals that take place all year round. We listed below the Japanese events and festivals August 2019 to help you plan your perfect itinerary! Before jumping down to the events and festivals let’s learn a little more about Japan’s weather and tradition for August.

July and August are summer months in Japan, the weather tends to be humid and hot. Be prepared for the extreme summer weather! Summer season is also packed with summer events all around Japan. Most schools are also on school break so expect that the events happening might possibly be crowded.

July and August are peak season for Japanese events and festivals, this includes many fireworks festivals or “hanabi” in Japanese. Don’t miss out on seeing the fireworks festivals, they are spectacular.

Upcoming Japanese Events and Festivals

Hikone and Kita-Biwako Great Firework Festival

Date: Early August 2019
Admission: Free

Shiga

Sumiyoshi Matsuri

Date: Until August 1, 2019
Admission: Free

Osaka

Kuroishi Neputa Festival

Date: Until August 2, 2019
Event Schedule: 6:30PM – 9:00PM
Admission: Free

Aomori

Hirakawa Neputa Festival

Date: Until August 2-3, 2019
Event Schedule: 7:00PM start
Admission: Free

Aomori

The Nagaoka Fireworks Festival

Date: Until August 3, 2019
Admission: Free

Niigata

All Japan Fireworks Display

Date: Early August 2019
Admission: Free

Gifu

2019 Kobe Port Fireworks Festival

Date: Early August 2019
Admission: Free

Hyogo

Okazaki Fireworks Festival

Date: Early August 2019
Admission: Free

Aichi

Takabocchi Kogen Horse Race

Date: Early August 2019
Admission: Free

Nagano

Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks Festival

Date: Early August 2019
Admission: Free

Osaka

Sasebo Seaside Festival, Nagasaki

Date: Early August 2019
Admission: Free

Nagasaki

The Chikugogawa Fireworks Festival

Date: Early August 2019
Admission: Free

Fukuoka

Hinokuni Festival

Date: Early August 2019
Admission: Free

Kumamoto

Hiroshima Toro Nagashi

Date: August 6, 2019
Admission: Free

Hiroshima

Akita Kanto Festival

Date: August 3-6, 2019
Event Schedule: 6:15PM – 10:00PM
Admission: Free

Akita

Hirosaki Neputa Festival

Date: Until August 7, 2019
Event Schedule: 7:00PM (start)
Admission: Free

Aomori

Lake Biwa Great Fireworks Festival

Date: Early August 2019
Admission: Free

Shiga

Aomori Nebuta Festival

Date: August 2-7, 2019
Event Schedule: 7:00PM (start)
Admission: Free

Aomori

Goshogawara Tachi-Neputa Festival

Date: August 4-8, 2019
Event Schedule: 7:00PM (start)
Admission: Free

Aomori

Sendai Tanabata

Date: August 6-8, 2019
Admission: Free

Miyagi

Kameoka Hozugawa River Firework Display

Date: Mid August 2019
Admission: Free

Kyoto

Kanmon Straits Fireworks Festival

Date: Mid August 2019
Admission: Free

Fukuoka

Nara Tokae

Date: Early-Mid August 2019
Admission: Free

Nara

Shoro Nagashi Lantern Floating Ceremony

Date: August 15, 2019
Event Schedule: 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Admission: Free

Nagasaki

Daimonji Okuribi

Date: August 15, 2019
Event Schedule: 6:50PM – 8:00PM
Admission: Free

Nara

Hitoyoshi Fireworks Festival

Date: August 15, 2019
Event Schedule: 7:30PM – 9:00PM
Admission: Free

Kumamoto

Lake Suwa Fireworks Festival

Date: August 15, 2019
Event Schedule: 7:00PM (start)
Admission: Free

Nagano

Tokushima Awa Odori Festival

Date: August 12-15, 2019
Event Schedule: 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Admission: Free

Tokushima

Yoshinogawa Festival and Fireworks

Date: Mid August 2019
Admission: Free

Nara

Miyazu Toro Nagashi Fireworks

Date: Mid August 2019
Admission: Free

Kyoto

Gozan no Okuribi

Date: August 16, 2019
Admission: Free

Kyoto

Kumano Fireworks Taikai

Date: August 17, 2019
Event Schedule: 7:10PM – 9:30PM
Admission: Free

Mie

Sapporo Summer Festival

Date: Until Mid August 2019
Admission: Free

Hokkaido

Earth Celebration

Date: Mid August 2019
Admission: ¥5,000 – ¥13,000

Niigata

Summer Sonic Osaka

Date: Mid August 2019

Osaka

Shakado River Fireworks Festival

Date: Late August 2019
Admission: Free

Fukushima

Omagari Fireworks Festival

Date: Late August 2019
Admission: Free

Akita

2019 Domannaka Matsuri

Date: Late August 2019
Admission: Free

Aichi

Events Information Source: Japan Cheapo Events