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The Top Ten Summer Festivals in Japan – Part 1 Gion Matsuri, Kyoto, “Big Three” festivals in Japan

Summer is the season for festivals in Japan. When a matsuri (festival) comes to your neighborhood the night resounds to the beat of taiko drums, and people put on colorful yukata (a light cotton kimono) before promenading through yatai (street stalls) where delicious treats and carnival games await. Every town has its own special matsuri, […]