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 Fixed days
Seijin Shiki : Coming of Age Day (second Monday of January)
Hinamatsuri : Doll Festival (3 March)
Hanami : Flower Viewing (late March to early April)
Tanabata : star festival (7 July)
Shichi-Go-San: festival day for children aged three, five and seven (15 November)
Omisoka : New Year's Eve (31 December)
Setsubun : division of season (beginning of each season (spring, summer, autumn, winter))
Ennichi : temple fair (holy days related to Kami and/or Buddha)
Popular sightseeing spots in Japan
Cenotaph and Peace Museum in Hiroshima
The colossal Buddha at Tōdai-ji in Nara towers over the priest in the foreground.
The Fuji Five Lakes have wonderful views of Mount Fuji.
Hōryū-ji in Nara Prefecture
Hiroshima Peace Memorial - The remains of the Hiroshima Prefectural Promotion Hall after the atomic bombing.
Hiroshima Municipal Stadium, home of the Carp
Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage Site
Himeji Castle - One of the finest surviving 17th century Japanese castles.
Kobe - Port, Chinatown, Western influence, cruise on Inland Sea
1600 Buddhist temples, 400 Shinto shrines
Kyoto Imperial Palace
Various Japanese gardens
Uji, including the Byōdō-in
Amanohashidate, one of the Three Views of Japan
Tōdai-ji - The world's largest wooden building hosting the world's largest gilded bronze Buddha; part of UNESCO World Heritage Site
Hōryū-ji - The world's oldest wooden building hosting 115 of the National Treasures and 1,955 of the important cultural properties; the 1st UNESCO World Heritage Site of Japan.
Other Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines including Kasuga Shrine
The remains of the Heijō Palace
Tsumago, Magome - Nakasendō is one of the roads from Old Tokyo (Edo) and Kyoto passes through the Nagano prefecture. Some of the post towns (shuku) along this road have been preserved and show the lifestyles of both the commoners and the high ranking officials.
Gassho-zukuri are traditional style houses from the mountain region of Gifu prefecture. A visit to Shirakawago and Takayama are well worth the effort. In Takayama be sure to visit Hida No Sato, an outdoor museum that allows you to walk around the inside of the houses, visit the tea house for free tea and senbei, and enjoy walk around the village.
Nikkō - Nikkō Tōshō-gū, mausoleum and shrine to Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu; other nearby temples and shrines
Matsushima, one of the Three Views of Japan
Ise Grand ShrineSource(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_festivals#Lo... / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_Japan