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June

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New baby deer at ROKU-EN

Date : June 1-30
Place : ROKU-EN in Nara Park,NARA
Admission fee : Chargable

There are about 1,200 deer living in Nara park.
Every year, we welcome about 200-250 fawns from May through July.
You can see these cute newly born baby deer and mother deer in June at ROKU-EN.
After late July, mother and baby deer are going to be released in the Nara park.
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OTAUE SHINJI

Date : June 14
Place : Sumiyoshi Shrine , Osaka
Time : 1:00p.m.-
Admission fee : free of charge

OTAUE SHINJI is the rice planting festival. Young girls in traditional farmers' costumes ceremoniously transplant rice seedlings in the shrine's paddies in hopes of a good harvest.

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SHITENNOJI FLEA MARKET

Date : 21st and 22nd of every month
Place : Shitennoji Temple
Time : From morning to evening
Admission fee : free of charge

Shitennoji temple is the oldest Buddhist temple, built in Japan over 1,400 years ago.

A flea market has been held on the 21st and 22nd of every month for the last 200 years.

A lot of Osaka food that you can find here, such as Takoyaki, Yakisoba, Yakitori, Okonomiyaki and many more.
A walk through the market is always an interesting experience.

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AIZEN MATSURl FESTIVAL

Date : June 30 - July 1

This festival is also named as Yukata Festival and people change the kimono to wear yukata around this time of the year.
Aizen musume (girls) in yukata parade through the town in a festive mood on a decorated palanquin called 'hoekago'.