Events Calendar: November 2019

This article originally featured in the November 2019 issue of Connect.

Block 1

Sapporo White Illumination

November 22 Onwards

Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/3013j21

 

Fujiwara Festival

November 1 – November 3

Hiraizumi Town, Iwate Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/33zniSm

 

Yokote Chrysanthemum Festival

October 26 – November 5

Yokote City, Akita Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/31b9BaQ

 

Sapporo Art Stage

November 1 – December 1

Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2Q6B6Ck

 

Hirosaki Castle Chrysanthemum and Fall Foliage Festival

October 18 – November 10

Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2ZUcPUo

 

Block 2

Taimatsu Akashi

November 9

Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2Q2sEDP

 

Nihonmatsu Mum Festival

October 1 – November 17

Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/2AsXpHm

 

34th Osaki Balloon Festival

November 22 – November 24

Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/2LSy6ns

 

Arare and Senbei Festival

October 26 – November 11

Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/34JLnHy

 

Nanyo Chrysanthemum Festival

October 19 – November 10

Nanyo City, Yamagata Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2QcSXrj

 

Shoun Sanso Garden Fall Leaves Illumination

Mid October – Late November

Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2AlRC6J

 

Zuihoden Fall Light Up

November 15 – November 17, November 22 – November 24

Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2LKkP0i

Block 3

Mashiko Autumn Pottery Fair

November 1 – November 5

Mashiko Town, Tochigi Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/34R0oHE

 

Nationwide Udon Summit

November 16 – November 17

Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/34Q0Tlp

 

Yuru Kyara Grand Prix 2019

November 2 – November 3

Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/2LHwcWJ

 

Oyama Balloon Festa

November 9 – November 10

Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/34U5lPZ

 

Nikko Soba Festival

November 15 – November 17

Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2LWzpC2

 

Miya Jazz Inn 2019

November 2 – November 3

Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2LYvl4g

 

King of Pasta Competition

November 10

Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2Qh1OIg

 

Tanigawa Ropeway Night Cruising

November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9

Minakami Town, Gunma Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2AqEJs0

 

Annual Kanto Chrysanthemum Display

October 27 – November 25

Midori City, Gunma Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2LKzvwm

 

Block 4

Kotohiro Ohtori Shrine Tori no Ichi Festival

November 8 and November 20

Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2LX1uJw

 

Daidogei World Cup

November 1 – November 4

Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/34NaCc5

 

20th Nobunaga Memorial and Fall Leaves Festival

November 10

Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/34TFeIU

 

Fiesta de Espana

November 23 – November 24

Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/34N6vNr

 

Tokyo Comic Con

November 22 – November 24

Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/34TDG1y

 

Kurimoto Furusato Sweet Potato Festival

November 18

Kurimoto Town, Chiba Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/34SFA2w

 

Sankeien Garden – Choshukaku and Yokobuean Open to the Public

November 23 – December 8

Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/2LR86c4

 

Japan Fisherman’s Festival

November 14 – November 17

Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/350VwA2

 

Sagamihara Festa – Ramen Grand Prix

November 16 – November 17

Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/34QJHwg

 

Block 5

Yakimono World

November 28 – December 4

Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/30IkRLB

 

Samurai and Ninja Festival

November 10

Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/2VdIJpu

 

Gifu Air Force Base Air Show

November 10

Kakamigahara City, Gifu Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2nhCkNp

 

Yattokame Festival

October 26 – November 17

Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/2VcUkVN

 

Mammoth Flea Market Z

November 16 – November 17

Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/30OBVzz

 

Koran Gorge Momiji Festival

November 1 – November 30

Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2nqFHkP

 

Echizen Crab Festival

November 16 – November 17

Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2ImKStt

 

Block 6

Himeji Castle Night Fantasies: Folktale Phantasms

November 9 – November 30

Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2pJZBsa

 

Kibune Momiji Toro

November 2 – November 24

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Website in  Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2OrRHhg

 

Hitaki-Sai Festival at Fushimi Inari Taisha

November 8

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/35mpz5o

 

16th Kusatsu Machi Akari

November 1 – November 2

Kusatsu Town, Shiga Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/2okbPav

 

Kiyomizu-dera Night Illumination

November 16 – December 1

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/2VhxfB9

 

Rokko Meets Art 2019

September 13 – November 24

Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/323iLYp

 

Mogami-yama Momiji Festival

November 23 – November 24

Shiso City, Hyogo Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2APSbWA

 

B-1 Grand Prix in Akashi

November 23 – November 24

Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/30L3kSQ

 

Block 7

Fall Foliage in Expo ‘70 Commemorative Park

Late October – Late November

Suita City, Osaka Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/33anYgZ

 

4th All Meat Festa

November 9 – 10, November 15 – 17

Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2VrGUFo

 

Udono Matsuri

November 22 – November 23

Kiho Town, Mie Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2IAXTjf

 

17th Shinon Kansha Taiko Drum Festival

November 9 – November 10

Ise City, Mie Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2MtIMcN

 

Suzuka Balloon Festival

November 22 – November 24

Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/35j2eBk

 

Kishu Lacquerware Festival

November 2 – November 3

Kainan City, Wakayama Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2AX7eh2

 

Harvest Hill 500,000 Cosmos

Early November

Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2Om7BKd

 

Block 8

Ainan-cho Autumn Festival

November 3

Ainan Town, Ehime Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2ARxIAN

 

Autumn Awa Odori

November 2 – November 4

Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2M03JwK

 

42nd Furusato Carnival – Awa’s Tanuki Matsuri

November 2 – November 4

Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/30TQEcA

 

Kagawa Skills Festival

November 9 – November 10

Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2Mlf3CE

 

12th Sakawa Sake Brewery Road Theater

November 16

Sakawa Town, Kochi Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2ASTcgw

 

168th Otoi Sumo

November 26 – November 27

Seiyo City, Ehime Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/3213QxA

 

Otani Pottery Festival

November 9 – November 10

Naruto City, Tokushima Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2VdSPX3

 

Block 9

Autumn Fantasy Garden

November 15 – November 24

Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2MdQqce

 

Chayamachi Oni Matsuri

November 17

Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/2Meq2Pu

 

Tottori Crab Festival

November 16

Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/33tNXjF

 

Okayama Castle Illumination

November 15 – November 24

Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2oHf63T

 

The 28th Ube Biennale

September 29 – November 24

Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/2IQT7y9

 

Hofu Tenmangu Shrine Gojin-kosai

November 23

Hofu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/33Aqi1c

 

The 68th Ube Matsuri

November 2 – November 3

Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/32gWNBb

 

Izumo Taisha Shrine Kamiari Festival

November 6 – November 13

Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2pnjSDs

 

Hiroshima Kagura Grand Prix

November 23

Akitakata City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/35zj6nv

 

Hiroshima Ramen Stadium 2019

November 2 – November 4

Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/31TGABM

 

Block 10

Tagawa Coal Mine Festival 2019

November 2 – November 3

Tagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2OQapiS

 

Hakushu Festival Water Parade

November 1 – November 3

Yanagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2ONIekB

 

15th Arita Autumn Pottery Festival

November 20 – November 24

Arita Town, Saga Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2BdPNsU

 

Ureshino Onsen Autumn Festival

November 3

Ureshino City, Saga Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/32hxJtQ

 

Omura Autumn Festival and Local Gourmet Fair

November 3

Omura City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/32jY36o

 

Light Garden in Glover Garden

November 22 – February 10

Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/2OJG85n

 

Shining Festival

November 21 – December 25

Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2OOucPy

 

Onogawa Battle Festival

November 9

Oita City, Oita Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2ORkdsT

 

Taketa Bamboo Lantern Festival – Chikuraku

November 15 – November 17

Taketa City, Oita Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/35AB5tX

 

Usuki Takeyoi

November 2 – November 3

Usuki City, Oita Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2MKZYdG

 

Block 11

Yatsushiro Myouken Festival

November 22 – November 23

Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/35xLMNO

 

60th Sengan Garden Chrysanthemum Festival

November 1 – November 24

Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/33yK25b

 

Ohara Festival

November 2 – November 3

Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/33xOH7n

 

36th Iki iki Machi Festival in Kadogawa

November 2 – November 3

Kadogawa Town, Miyazaki Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2oOYgAb

 

38th Aya Horse Racing

November 3

Aya Town, Miyazaki Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2MDDxHe

 

Okinawa Geinou Festival

November 3

Okinawa City, Okinawa Prefecture

Website in Japanese only: http://bit.ly/2VLeRRn

 

Tour de Okinawa

November 9 – November 10

Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

Website in English and Japanese: http://bit.ly/2nNL6mn