10 Not-To-Be-Missed Festivals To Attend In Japan

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Japan by experiencing their vibrant matsuris (festivals)

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10. Omizutori

Omizutori is the commonly used name for a series of events held annually from 1 to 14 Mar at Todaiji Temple. As the sun sets, giant torches, ranging in length from six to eight meters, are carried up to Nigatsudo’s balcony and held over the crowd. The burning embers, that shower down from the balcony, are said to bestow one and all with a safe year.

JR Kintetsu Nara Station, Nara, Japan

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