86. Tenno MatsuriA two day festival held annually in Tsushima, Aichi (last weekend in July). The highlight is a river parade of a dozen boats decorated with around 400 paper lanterns each.
87. Atsuta FestivalNagoya's biggest festival featuring mikoshi parades, a martial arts contest, street performances and fireworks.
88. Iwate Snow Festival in ShizukuishiA large snow festival that features snow statues up to 10 meters (32 feet) tall, igloos, horse sleigh rides, festival food, music and fireworks. Enjoy a lamb barbecue in a kamakura (Japanese igloo). There are many quiet onsen in the area.
89. Meiji Shrine Bunka no Hi Martial Arts FestivalNovember 3rd is culture day (Bunka no Hi) in Japan. It's a day to celebrate Japanese cultural, artistic and scientific achievements. Demonstrations of Japanese culture are held throughout the country. One of the most interesting is the martial arts festival held at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo.
Events include a archery tournament, martial arts performance, antique Japanese firearm show and horseback archery (Yabusame) demonstration.
90. Kurayami MatsuriKurayami Matsuri (dark night festival) has been held in Tokyo (Fuchu) for 1900 years. Two competing mikoshi teams meet at an intersection and try to outdo each other in energy level. They bounce their giant mikoshi wildly in the air to the beat of drums.
Kurayami is a celebration of the night. Traditionally, all the lights in the neighborhood are turned off for the festival.