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Special Events, Festivals and Attractions


Japan Special Events and Attractions

by Hannah Lockett | April 2, 2019

To offer you a flavour of the many exciting and amazing experiences on offer in Japan, we have selected just a few to give you a taste of what we can deliver as part of your holiday. Whatever your interests simply let us know what you would like to do and when, and we will create your ideal holiday to Japan full of lasting memories.

Special Events and Attractions

Japan offers an array of sporting events, theme parks, museums, festivals and special events, and we can arrange these local experiences as part of your Japan holiday. Experiences include watching a Sumo tournament, Formula 1 at Suzuka, Baseball, Kabuki (classical Japanese dance-drama), Ghibli Musuem, Takarazuka (all-female musical theatre troupe), Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, museums and local festivals. Please contact us for more information, dates and latest availability

Famous Festivals and Celebrations

The Japanese people fill their year with festivals and celebrations and you may wish to combine your holiday with one or more of the many colourful local festivals (matsuri) held in Japan throughout the year.

Manga and Anime

Anime and Manga are two different storytelling media. They both originate in Japan, and are closely related, but are ultimately two different things. There can be some confusion between the two as quite often the same story will have an anime and a manga version. There is a lively culture in Japan, with museums, cafe's and festivals, as well as people dressing clothes reminiscent of their favourite characters.

Anime is hand-drawn and computer animation originating from or associated with Japan. The word anime is the Japanese term for animation, which means all forms of animated media.

Manga are comics or graphic novels created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. They have a long and complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art. The term manga in Japan is a word used to refer to both comics and cartooning.

Onsen - Hot Spring Baths

Discover the centuries old tradition of these thermal hot baths that play a large part in Japanese culture. There are over 20,000 sources of hot springs in Japan and over 3,000 accommodations that have onsen. Located all over the country, you will find many onsen as part of the traditional Japanese Inns called ryokan (see page 97). Others are found in public bathhouses. Depending on the chosen onsen they can be private or segregated, so please check at the time of enquiry. There are many areas in Japan that are well-known for their onsen, and some of our favourites are listed below:

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