The Nebuta Festival is held every year from 2 – 7 August in Aomori City and it is one of the three popular summer festivals in Tohoku. Huge light up nebutas (floats) made from bamboo frames and washi paper, are painted on with mythical creatures or famous characters from kabuki plays, and parade along the 3 kilometre route.
There are impressive festivals held through four seasons for travellers to appreciate the unique seasonal rituals. From fireworks to snow festivals to Hanagasa festival – travel back in time when you experience some of the most iconic festivals around Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate, and Yamagata.
Feast your eyes and your social feed with dazzling paper lanterns, parade floats, fireworks, snow domes, and other rare celebrations you don’t want to miss.