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Sep 3 @ 18:00 – 20:00 Hikarisanpoko Shrine
  This is a candle festival,dedicating the fire of 20000 candles and lanterns, “good health”, “family safety” at Hikari-Sanpoko Shrine「光三宝荒神社」. Lit up : 18:00 to 20:00 Fee : Free Access: 10 minute walk from JR Kii-Yamada station on the JR wakayama line.Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+…
Sep 15 – Sep 16 all-day Kishiwada-city
The Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri in Kishiwada city in the south of Osaka/ 岸和田だんじり祭り The festival is the biggest and most famous “danjiri matsuri” in Japan. A danjiri is a traditional Japanese wooden float that has elaborate carvings and is decorated with various ornaments. Some of the floats are so large that they are pulled by…
Sep 15 @ 02:00 – 20:00 iwashimizu hachiman-gu
This is one of the three religious festivals held by the Imperial ordinance in Japan. Situated on a quiet hillside, the Iwashimizu Hachimangu shrine hosts ancient rituals according to the old protocol. In the early morning before dawn, 500 people holding paper lanterns and dressed in special attire will leave the main shrine hall and…
Sep 23 @ 10:30 – 16:00 Takasegawa
The Takasegawa is an old canal running through the city, almost parallel to the Kamogawa river. there are lots of little shows going on in the street. “Rakugo” Japanese funny stories,  Samurai  show..etc.  Another attraction is the tea ceremony performed by Maiko and Geisha. Access : 8 minute walk from Keihan Sanjyo station or 3…
Sep 24 @ 13:00 – 15:00 Yasui Konpiragu Shrine
Kushi Matsuri or comb festival at Yasui Konpiragu Shrine, features a colorful parade of about 45 women having their hair done in various coiffures representing each era from ancient times to the present day, and in clothes reflecting those eras. After the ceremony which starts from 1 p.m., they parade from the shrine proceeding in the…