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Ikutama Shrine Summer Festival

Visitors can enjoy some performance in the shrine and various food stalls around Ikutama shrine. Shishimai, a lion dance and Mikoshi, portable shrine procession start…

Mitarashi Festival at Shimogamo Shrine

During the Mitarashi Festival, people soak their feet up to the knees in the Mitarashi Pond in Shimogamo Shrine, light candles, and pray for good health.

Tenjin-Matsuri Festival

Tenjin-Matsuri Festival is held to show the prosperity of Osaka and for the people to pray for business prosperity and their health at Osaka Tenmangu Shrine.

Sumiyoshi Festival at Sumiyoshi Taisha

The Sumiyoshi Festival is held over three days. A highlight of this festival is the nagoshi-harai-shinji ritual on the middle day. The nagoshi-harai-shinji ritual involves…

Zuiki Festival at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

Zuiki Festival at Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine is held in appreciation for the year's grain harvest. You can enjoy the parade of portable shrines around the shrine.

Otsu Matsuri Festival (大津祭)

Otsu Matsuri is one of Shiga’s three major festivals.13 floats with performances of mechanical dolls, are gorgeously decorated and are carried through the city.

Nada Fighting Festival

Nada Fighting Festival is the popular festival in Himeji City. The portable shrines are jolted awhen carried on the shoulders of the men in the parade.

Jidai Matsuri Festival (時代祭り)

The highlight of Jidai Matsuri is about 2,000 people dressed in costumes representing various eras of Kyoto’s 1,200-year history parade through the city.