Event Calendar

Check out Okayama's many seasonal events!

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9 september

August 15 in the old lunar calendar

Korakuen Moon Viewing Ceremony

Okayama City

People gather at Korakuen Garden to enjoy the beautiful autumn moon. Usually closed to the public, t…

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Middle of September

Fukiya Bengara Lantern Festival

Takahashi City

The townscape of Fukiya Area, famous for its bengara, a high-end natural reddish brown colorant, is …

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10 october

Early October

Okayama Momotaro Matsuri (Festival) in Autumn

Okayama City

The Momotaro Matsuri (Festival) takes place around Okayama Castle. This major event features local s…

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The 3rd weekend of the month

Bizen Pottery Festival

Bizen City

This event is held where certified Japan Heritage Bizen Pottery is produced. Visitors are offered Bi…

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15th

Dogeza Matsuri (Festival)/Daimyo (feudal lord) Procession

Niimi City

Stretching back over more than 300 years, this festival recreates the feudal lord’s procession…

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19th, 20th

Katsuyama Kenka Danjiri Festival

Maniwa City

This is a thrilling festival held around the old town in the Katsuyama Area. Floats carried by young…

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The 3rd weekend of the month

Achi-jinja Shrine Autumn Festival

Kurashiki City

This autumn festival is held as a prayer for a good harvest. It is believed that being tapped on the…

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25th, 26th

Kuse Matsuri (Festival) Danjiri Kenka

Maniwa City

Five small portable shrines are carried along the shopping street, and nine floats vie for supremacy…

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Late October

Sen'i Kojima Seto Ohashi Bridge Festival in Autumn

Kurashiki City

This is a major event in Kojima, home of the textile industry. Vendors line the streets to sell high…

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11 november

Early November – Middle of November

Okutsu Momiji Matsuri (Festival)

Kagamino Town

This festival is held in Okutsukei Valley, one of the best sites in Okayama Prefecture to enjoy the …

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The 2nd Sunday of the month

Yakage Shukuba Matsuri (Festival)/Daimyo(feudal lord) Procession

Yakage Town

This festival features a parade of more than 80 participants in different costumes related to the ol…

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The 1st Sunday of the month

Tsuyama Joto Mukashi Machi

Tsuyama City

This event features local specialty foods and products in a traditional townscape built in the 17th …

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Early November

Light-up of Shizutani School

Bizen City

Shizutani School is the world’s oldest extant public school. The lecture-hall is designated a …

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Middle of November – Late November

Fantastic Autumn Garden/U-jo (Crow Castle) Togenkyo

Okayama City

Okayama Korakuen Garden and Okayama Castle are illuminated at night during the beautiful autumn leav…

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