Even though we are rapidly approaching the end of 2016, there are still many things to look forward to, including several events celebrating gender and sexual minorities across Japan! Here’s a list of LGBT pride events taking place this autumn in Japan.


◆Mie Rainbow Festa

September 10~11 (Sat~Sun), Ise City Station Square, Ise City


※Note: The event page says the LGBT main event will be held on Sunday, September 11 at Ise City Plaza

◆Nijiiro Domannaka Parade

September 17 (Sat), Nadia Park, Nagoya City



◆Rainbow Festa (Kansai Rainbow Parade)

October 8 (Sat), Ogimachi Park, Osaka City


◆Yokohama Diversity Parade

October 15 (Sat), Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal, Yokohama City



◆Kyushu Rainbow Pride

November 6 (Sun), Reisen Park, Fukuoka City

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◆Rainbow Parade Kumamoto

November 12 (Sat), Karashima Park, Kumamoto City

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I’m planning to attend Kyushu Rainbow Pride again this year. It was a lot of fun last year, and I’m sure that the organizers have something even bigger planned for this year’s event. I’m looking forward to it!

If you know of any events happening this autumn that are not on this list, please contact us so we can post them.


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