Top cheap events around Japan in May

Top cheap events around Japan in May

May is normally a very busy month in Japan and it is fully packed with festivals. Wherever you will be in Japan during this month, there will be an event that you can be sure to participate in. In this article we discuss some of the most popular events in Japan in the month of May and where they happen. Check them out.

Komogawa odori in Kyoto

May gives you the last chance to witness some of the finest geisha performances. The show normally feature maiko and geiko from an area in Kyoto called Pontocho. It is shown in a small theater that was built specifically for this reason and you might want to consider buying a ticket earlier or you miss out the chance. And if the maiko ceremony is not your cup of tea, you can opt for a ticket that exclude it. The event happens from the first day of the month to 24th may. The ticket entry is between 2, 300 to 4, 300 Japanese yen and it will be worth every penny you pay for it.





Hakata Dontaku festival in Fakuoka

Hakata Dontaku is considered the largest festival of the golden week and it draws crowds from the other parts of the country as well as visitors from other countries. It has been in existence since the year 1179 and it is held every 3rd and fourth day of May. The celebration was originally for the Chinese and it is well known because of the fact that opponents wear some extravagant costumes. It was banned because of the extravagance but it returned as Hakata Dontaku festival. You don’t have to pay even a single cent to witness the magnificence of the festival.





Heijokyo tempyo sai festival in Nara

The festival has history that dates up to 1300 years ago and it remembers the days when Nara used to be the capital city of Japan. This event is perfect for a family day out and it happens every 3rd day of the month May to the 5th day of the month. The entrance is free so you don’t have to worry about that, save your cash for other events. You can hire a photographer to capture the beautiful moments. The market days are open for the 3 days and you can be sure to buy some local things during this time. 





Shinkawa market festival in Yamaguchi 

This unique festival happens every 3rd day of May and it ends on 5th May. The entrance is free and the highlight of the festival is normally the fox wedding parade. You will get a chance to witness the traditional dressed groom and bride which brings about the history and culture of Japan. The faces of the bride and groom are painted like foxes and paraded throughout the town on rickshaw. This happens only in Japan, visit the country this may and get to witness.






May is one of the best times to visit Japan, the weather is normally very welcoming and there are plenty of events that you can participate in.