"Otou Matsuri" will be held on 02/06 at Shunguu City, Wakayama prefecture. This is one of the wildest fir festival in Japan. Hundreds of men, who have a torch from the shrine on the mouton, run down the steep steps with such a speed. http://www.city.shingu.lg.jp/forms/info/info.aspx?info_id=22069 http://www.city.shingu.lg.jp/forms/info/info.aspx?info_id=22069
Gion Matsuri (YoiyoiYama) Gion Matsuri (祇園祭), the festival of Yasaka Shrine, is the most famous festival in Japan. It takes place over the entire month of July. There are many different events, but the grand procession of floats (Yamaboko Junko) on July 17 is particularly spectacular.
The Sapporo Snow Festival, one of Japan's largest winter events is open to 02/11. Every winter, about two million people come to Sapporo to see the hundreds of beautiful snow statues and ice sculptures.
Gion Matsuri (Festival) is held in Kyoto for a month every year since the Heian era (794~1185, 1192), when Kyoto was the capital of Japan.. It is the symbol of summer. The climax of the festival is marked by 32 gorgeously decorated floats parading through central Kyoto. This year, the climax is scheduled on July 17. http://kyoto-design.jp/special/gionmatsuri/schedule