Upcoming Japanese Events and Festivals (April 2021)

Japan has countless events and festivals that take place all year round. We listed below the Japanese events and festivals April 2021 to help you plan your perfect itinerary! Before jumping down to the events and festivals let’s learn a little more about Japan’s weather and tradition for April.

April is the peak of Spring activities in Japan. The month of April starts with cherry blossom season in most parts of the country and ends with Golden Week (Japan’s longest spring holiday).

The weather starts to become warm in daylight and chilly on night time.

Shizuoka Matsuri

Date: April 03-05, 2021
Admission: Free

Location: Shizuoka

Kitano Odori

Date: Until Early April
Admission: ¥4,300 – ¥4,800

Location: Kyoto

Tightrope Lion Dance

Date: April 09, 2021
Admission: Free

Location: Hyogo

Kawanishi Genji Festival

Date: 2nd Sunday of April
Admission: Free

Location: Hyogo

Inuyama Festival

Date: 1st weekend of April
Admission: Free

Location: Aichi

Spring Takayama Festival

Date: April 14-15, 2021
Admission: Free

Location: Gifu

Heian Jingu Reisai Festival

Date: Mid-April, 2021
Event Schedule: 10:00 AM
Admission: Free

Location: Kyoto

Hikiyama Festival

Date: April 13 to 16, 2021
Admission: Free

Location: Shiga

Osaka Mint Bureau Cherry Blossom Viewing

Date: Mid April
Admission: Free

Location: Osaka

Kyo Odori

Date: Early – Mid April
Admission: ¥2,200 – ¥4,200

Location: Kyoto

Hiroshima Mint Cherry Blossom Viewing

Date: Mid April
Admission: Free

Location: Hiroshima

Okinawa International Film Festival

Date: Mid-Late April
Admission: ¥1,000 – ¥3,000

Location: Okinawa

Nagasaki Tall Ship Festival

Date: Mid-Late April
Admission: Free

Location: Nagasaki

Kemari Festival

Date: April 29
Event Schedule: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Admission: ¥600

Location: Nara

Kintaikyo Bridge Festival

Date: April 29
Event Schedule: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Admission: Free

Location: Yamaguchi

Yuasa Andon Paper Lamp Stand Exhibition

Date: April 29 to May 03, 2021
Event Schedule: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Admission: Free

Location: Wakayama

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

Date: April 26 to May 3, 2021
Admission: Fee required

Location: Aomori

Matsumae Sakura Festival

Date: From Late April
Admission: Free

Location: Hokkaido

Fuji Delicious Food Festival

Date: From Mid April
Admission: Adult – ¥600, Children – ¥250

Location: Yamanashi

Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Date: From Mid April
Admission: Adult – ¥600 , Children – ¥250

Location: Yamanashi

Setouchi Triennale

Date: Late April to Early November
Admission: ¥3,800 – ¥4,800

Location: Yamanashi

Credit to: Your Japan Journey

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