96. Daidogei Street Performance World CupA 4 day buskers festival in Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Most festivals in Japan are locally focused. It's good to see a Japanese festival include the international community.
Every year the festival attracts around 2 million visitors. It's also a popular festival for performers (only a small percentage of applications to perform are accepted).
97. World Cosplay SummitA two day international cosplay competition in Nagoya. The event is unique because it only invites the top cosplayers from competing countries. Around 12,000 spectators attend. The event is growing each year.
98. Kanoya Natsu MatsuriA summer festival with fireworks near Kagoshima (Osumi Peninsula) on the island of Kyushu. About 2000 people in yukata participate in a parade featuring local styles of music and dance.
99. Tokyo Bay FireworksOne of Japan's most spectacular hanabi (fireworks) shows with the skyline of Tokyo as a canvas. It can be viewed from Harumi Pier or Odaiba (Odaiba Marine Park).
100. Furano Belly Button FestivalA strange dancing festival featuring the Hokkaido Bellybutton Dance. This isn't a traditional dance — someone thought it up in the mid-1990s. The first installment of the festival only featured 11 dancers. These days, it's around 5000 dancers. This is a festival with a future.