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2024 Guide to Summer Festivals in Japan

As the weather warms and the days draw longer, summer in Japan is a time to celebrate with colourful and vibrant festivities taking place around the country. From giant paper statues towering above the crowds and lanterns illuminating the night sky, to mesmerising fireworks displays and captivating dance performances, here are some of the most energising cultural festivals in Japan to put on your summer travel radar.

Top Ideas for Off-Season Travel to Japan

From skiing the snowy mountains of Hokkaido in winter to witnessing the cherry blossoms bloom in spring, there are plenty of renowned seasonal activities in Japan that attract visitors from around the world. But while peak season will depend on which part of the country you are visiting and what for, travelling outside the busy period can give you a chance to see an alternative and often more authentic side to Japan’s vast and varied regions. 



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