Tomo Bentenjima Fireworks Festival

Tomo-no-ura Tomo, Tomo-cho, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

Tomo Bentenjima Fireworks Festival in the quaint port town of Tomo-no-ura kicks off the summer's fireworks festivals in the Chugoku


Rice planting ritual and tea ceremony at Shukkei-en Garden

Shukkeien Garden 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

Ritual rice planting and traditional agricultural dance performances at Shukkeien Garden in the center of Hiroshima city.

¥250 – ¥700

Onomichi Gion Festival

Onomichi Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

One of Onomichi's three major festivals. Three groups of men dressed in happi coats carrying mikoshi portable shrines make their


Kure Fireworks Festival

Tsukiji-cho, Kure Tsukiji-cho, Kure-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

An hour long fireworks display in which 4000 fireworks explode above the water and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force ships docked in the port of Kure decorated with lights.


Onomichi Sumiyoshi Fireworks Festival

Onomichi Suido Channel (near Sumiyoshi Shrine) Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

13,000 fireworks explode over the Onomichi sea channel.


Fukuyama Ashida-gawa River Fireworks Festival

Just below the Ashida-gawa Ohashi Bridge Minomi-cho, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

Fukuyama's three day summer festival is rounded off with a 75 minute display featuring 16,000 fireworks over the Ashida-gawa River.


Chinkasai Fire Festival

Mikasa-no-hama, Miyajima Mikasa-no-hama, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Japan

Living in wooden houses, closely clustered together along narrow streets, for centuries, fear of calamitous fires is deeply ingrained in


Setsubun-sai at Saikoku-ji, Onomichi

Saikoku-ji Temple 29-27 Nishi-kubo-cho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

Setsubun festival e at Saikoku-ji Temple in Onomichi.


Setsubun-sai at Gokoku-jinja

Gokoku-jinja Shrine 2-21 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

After a cleansing ritual to ward off evil spirits and bring in good luck performed in the shrine building which


Setsubun-sai at Sorasaya Shrine, Hiroshima

Sorasaya-jinja Shrine 3-3-2 Honkawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima, Japan

Annual mame-maki throwing out of good luck beans and other goodies to commemorate Setsubun at Sorasaya Shrine.