Annual Events - From the intimate to the grand, Hyogo hosts exciting and diverse range of events throughout the year. Here is our pick of the best annual events along with more information on what each one is all about.

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

January

  • Jan 2

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    EVENT NAME
    Arima Onsen Irizomeshiki
    LOCATION
    Onsen Temple

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  • Jan 9 - Jan 11

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    EVENT NAME
    Toka Ebisu
    LOCATION
    Nishinomiya Shrine

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February

  • Mid-Feb

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    EVENT NAME
    Nankinmachi Chinese New Year Spring Festival
    LOCATION
    Kobe Nankinmachi

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March

  • Early March

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    EVENT NAME
    Uzushio Festival
    LOCATION
    Port of Fukura (South of Awaji)

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  • 3rd Saturday, March

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    EVENT NAME
    Izushi Hatsuuma Taisai Festival
    LOCATION
    Inari Shrine, Izushi town (Toyooka city)

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April

  • Apr 23 – Apr 24

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    EVENT NAME
    Kinosaki Hot Springs Festival
    LOCATION
    Kinosaki Hot Springs Town

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  • Late April - Early May

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    EVENT NAME
    Infiorata Kobe
    LOCATION
    Kitanozaka / Sannomiya Ajiwai Street / Motomachi Anamon Shopping Street

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May

  • 3rd Sunday of May

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    EVENT NAME
    Kobe Festival
    LOCATION
    Sannomiya / Motomachi

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  • Last Saturday of May

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    EVENT NAME
    Aioi Peron Festival
    LOCATION
    Aioi Bay area

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June

  • 1st Sunday of June

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    EVENT NAME
    Yumura Onsen Festival
    LOCATION
    Yumura Onsen Town

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  • June 22 - 24

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    EVENT NAME
    Himeji Yukata Festival
    LOCATION
    Osakabe Shrine, Himeji City

    Detail

July

  • July 24

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    EVENT NAME
    Manto Fire festival
    LOCATION
    Mitani Yadagawa Kasen-jiki, (river bank) Mitani, Kasumi-ku, Kami-cho

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August

  • Aug 3 - 5

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    EVENT NAME
    Himeji Castle Festival
    LOCATION
    Himeji Castle

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  • 1st Fri - Sat, August

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    EVENT NAME
    Awaji Island Festival
    LOCATION
    Ohama Beach Park

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  • Aug 15 - 16

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    EVENT NAME
    Tamba Sasayama Dekansho Festival
    LOCATION
    Sannomaru Hiroba, Sasayama castle ruins (Kitashin-machi, Sasayama-shi)

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  • Aug 8

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    EVENT NAME
    Port of Kobe Fireworks Festival
    LOCATION
    Port of KObe, Kobe Meriken Park

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October

  • Oct 14-15

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    EVENT NAME
    Nada Fighting Festival (Nada no Kenka Matsuri)
    LOCATION
    Matsubara Hachiman Shrine

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  • Mid-Oct

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    EVENT NAME
    Tamba Sasayama Food Festival
    LOCATION
    Sasayama Castle Ruins

    Detail

November

  • Nov 2 - 3

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    EVENT NAME
    Arima Grand Tea Ceremony
    LOCATION
    Arima

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  • Nov 3

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    EVENT NAME
    Izushi Castle Festival
    LOCATION
    Izushi, Toyooka (around Izushi Castle)

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  • 1st weekend, November

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    EVENT NAME
    Miki Hardware Festival
    LOCATION
    Miki City Hall

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December

  • Dec 14

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    EVENT NAME
    Ako Gishi Sai (47 Loyal Samurai Festival)
    LOCATION
    Ako Castle Ruins

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  • Early December

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    EVENT NAME
    Kobe Luminarie
    LOCATION
    Starting from the Former Foreign Settlement of Kobe ends at Higashi Yuenchi Park.

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