The final Kansai fireworks schedule is approved and ready with the major festivals summarized below. This is one of the major reasons why my wife and I love living in Japan, the very fun-filled, holiday-spirited, summer festival season which starts around the middle of July. It starts now actually, and ends in the first week of September. The smell of barbecue fried squid and the sound of giant cicadas chirping everywhere are great ways to forget that it’s 37 degrees with 75% humidity outside!
In this article I have chosen to list the festivals by date. Rather than the usual method of listing by location, listing by date was suggested by one of the English conversation students at the Smith’s School of English in Kotoen スミス英会話 甲東園.
7/25 Fri Tenjin … 7/26 Sat Ashiya and Ayabe … 7/27 Sun Maizuru
8/1 Fri PL Tondabayashi
8/2 Sat Kobe Minato … 8/4 to 8/14 Nara Tohkae
8/5 Tue Nagahama, Shiga
8/6 Wed Takarazuka … 8/7 Thurs Kameoka … 8/8 Fri Otsu Biwako … 8/9 Sat Yodogawa
8/11 Mon Ujigawa … 8/14 Thurs Nantan
8/16 Sat Inagawa … Tsuruga … Daimonji … Miyazu
8/23 Sat Itami
Martin Werner Zander
Smith’s School of English in Kotoen 月謝制 Real monthly tuition english conversation school