Japan's Winter Lights Festival, Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture. 'Nabano No Sato' is a flower-focused park featuring sprawling gardens and giant greenhouses. Annually from mid November to mid March it features one of Japan’s finest Winter Illuminations, including the famous tunnel of light. Photos by various photographers on Flickr. S)
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.