***** FESTIVALS in NAGOYA *****

The schedule of the event or festival can be changed.
Please ask the organizer for details before making your tour arrangements
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recommended
Month date FESTIVAL or EVENT Other place
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Jan

1-3

Hatsumoude
Let's go to Atsuta Shrine or ! shrines and temples
all over nagoya
1 Saitan-sai 5:00- Atsuta Shrine
1
Hatsu-Kagura

5:00-
The first kagura of the New Year
Atsuta Shrine
Atsuta-ku
map
3 Genshi-sai 7:00- -
1-5

Exhibition of Sleeping Sarasvati
at
Togan-ji temple
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
coquettish goddes
Togan-ji (temple)
Chikusa-ku
map
5
Hatsu-ebisu
0:00 -
@Kamichigama-jinja in Atsuta Shrine
for good business
Atsuta Shrine
Atsuta-ku
map
7
Yodameshi Shinji
14: 00 - . Atsuta Shrine
Atsuta-ku
map
2nd Sun

New Year parade of fire
department brigade
10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m. Port of Nagoya
Garden Futo
Minato-ku
11

Touka shinji
10:00 -

Oberobero Matsuri (Obeorbero Festival)
Atsuta Shrine
Atsuta-ku

map
12

Fuusui Yodameshi Shinji
12:00.- Atsuta Shrine
Atsuta-ku

map
15

Hosha Shinji
13:00 -
Let's get the chigi !
Atsuta Shrine
map
The same day
with
Coming-of-Age
Day


Sagicho
Burn decorations of New Year
in the temple precincts
Osu Kannon
All over Nagoya
18 Hatsu-Kannon The first temple festival of Kannon. Buddhist service. Osu Kannon
Osu
25

Usokae Shinji
fib becomes true ???
Ueno Tenmangu

Sakura Tenjinsha

Yamada Tenmangu
28 Hatsu Fudo The first temple festival of Fudo-son Buddhist service. Bansho-ji
Osu
Jan. of
the lunar calendar
Jan. 17

Kinekosa Festival
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Feb

2 or 3

One day before
the Risshun
(The first day
of spring by
the lunar
calendar.


Setsubun-e/
Sechibun-e/Mamemaki

10:00 - 18:00

held one day before the first day of spring

Oni wa soto !
Fuku wa uchi !

Osu-kannon

Kasadera-Kannon


other shrines and temples
8

Hari Kuyo
Memorial Service of Needles


- Mikoromo Jinja (shrine)
in Wakamiya Hachiman shrine
11 Kigen-sai 10:00- -
15 Nehan-kai - -
26

Katchindama Festival
Special candy called katchindama are sold
only once a year
Rokusho Jinja (shrine)
Yada, Higashi-ku
Jan 17 of thelunar
calendar


Kinekosa Festival

12:30 - Shichisho-sha
Feb. of
the lunar
calendar
The first day of
Uma (߁j
Hatsu-Uma Mar.19, 2007
Festival of Inari shrines
for good business, safety homes, etc.
Bansho-ji (Osu)
Wakamiya Hachiman
Nanatsu-dera
Fuji Sengen-jinja
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Mar
2nd Sun

Omatoh /Shooting Festival

After the ritual, the two shooters
give us mochi..
Nakamura-Hachiman-sha, Kasuga-sha
17
-
- -
17

Kinen Festival
(Kinen-sai) and Otogui-no-Gi

Very simple and intersting Shinto ritual
Pray for good harvest

10:00- Tour of all of 43 shrines
in Atsuta Shrine yard.

14:00-14:30: Otogui-no-gi Shinto
ritual at Mita-jinja (shrine)
Shinto priest dance Karakami-mai,
which is a very simple dance.
Mita Shrine
(in Atsuta Shrine)

Atsuta-ku

map
18-24 Higan-e (spring) spring equinoctial week
Bddhist service
Higashibetsuin
22 Taishi-ko Hannyashingyo is chanted by the followers group
Special stature of Shotoku-Taishi is opened.
Tokugen-ji (temple)
Shindeki-cho, Higashi-ku
27

Butsudan Kuyo-sai
Buddhist Service of
Household Buddhist altar
Osu Kannon
Late March
l
Early April


Many places
Nagoya Castle Sakura Festival
Yamazakigawa sakura Festival
Heiwa Park Sakura Festival
Nagoya Toshogu Sakura Festival
etc.
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Apr
First Sat & Sun

Kakuouzan Spring Festival
.Small but lively festival. Kakuouzan Nittai-ji area
First or second
Sat and Sun

Local History Festival

samurai parade Nagoya Port =>Shirotori Park => Nagoya Castle
First Sat & Sun

Osu Spring Festival

.- Osu area
8

Hana-matsuri

Buddha's Birthday Osu-Kannon
16 & 17

Toshogu Festival
Since 1619

Bugaku, etc.

There were 9 floats before the World War II
But now only Yutori-sha in Tsutsui-cho,
Higashi-ku is remained.
052-231-4010
Toshogu
28,29 6 30

Mitama-matsuri

10:00-11:30p.m.
ceremony for the soul of soldiers killed by wars
Gokoku Jinja
map
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May
1

Bugaku -shinji


10:30-15:00
court dance and music
recommended
Atsuta Shrine
map
4

Eyohdo-shinji

19:00-19:45

strange shinto ceremony
Atsuta Shrine
map
5

Shin'yo-togyo-shinji

10:00-
they put the portable shrine faced to the West
Atsuta Shrine
map
8

Hohnen-sai

8:00-
ceremony to divine
harvest
Atsuta Shrine

map
7 & 8

Togan-ji Taisai

8:00-18:00
Exhibition of Sleeping Sarasvati
Togan-ji temple

map
13

Onzo-sai

11:00-
offer new fabrics for gods
Atsuta Shrine

map
16

Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Reisai


This festival has a history of over 300 years.

.12:50 - 17:00
Wakamiya Hachiman-sha
(shrine)
2nd Sun
mikoshi

Uma no Toh
.horse-like poatable mikoshi


15:00 -


(Shinto ritual: May 18th)
Osu Kannon
18
Uma-no-Toh
Buddhist service
15:00-
Osu Kannon
3rd Sun & Eve

Taikoh Festival
Nakamura Park

Procession, Chogo-gyoretsu, etc.

052-411-0003
Nakamura-koen area
3rd Sat & Sun
Yasaka Jinja Reitaisai
festival of Yasaka Jinja (shrine) Yasaka jinja
Sako sta. on the Meitetsu line
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Jun

1st Sat. Horikawa Festival Features Ohyama float and Makiwara-bune boats  
1st Sat & Sun

Dekimachi Tennoh Festival
The festival features three floats and Karakuri performance.
 Shindeki-Itchome <=> Kodekimachi
Susano Shrine, Deki, Higashi-ku
1st Sat & Sun

Tsutsui-cho Tenno Festival
The festival feature two floats, Karakuri and Donden.performance, etc.
Susano-sha, Tsutsui, Higashi-ku
1st Sat. & Sun

Arimatsu tie-dye Festival



Inquiries
Arimatsu Narumi Kaikan
052-621-0111
Along the former
Tokaido Street
5

Atsuta Festival
- Atsuta Shrine
map
18

Mita Jinja Otaue-sai
10:00-
Shinto ritual

Atsuta Shrine

Mita Jinja (shrine)

map
3rd Sat & Sun

Susaki Shrine Lantern Festival
- Suzaki Shrine
map
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Jul
End of July

Kakuouzan Summer Festival


.. Kakuouzan area
16

Nagoya Shrine Mikoshi Togyo


.
Inquiries
Nagoya Jinja
052-231-4030
Honmachi-dori area
3rd Monday
Minato Matsuri/Port Festival
(Day of the Sea/national holiday)

Inquiries
Nagoya-ko Kanri-kumiai
052-654-7894
Nagoya Port
4th Sun

Ushidate Tenno Festival

The festival features Gozu-Tenno-sha (float)
and Karakuri performance.
Ushidate Hachiman-sha (Shrine)
Ushidate-cho, Nakagawa-ku
Last
Sat. & Sun.

CBC Nagoya Summer Festival

Street Performance Festival

Inquiries
CBC Event Jigyo-bu
052-241-8118
Hisaya-Odori Park
Aug 4
Chopstick Festival
(Hashi-matsuri)


= Asahi Shrine
Sakae
8

Maruhachi-no-hi
/Day of Nagoya
The Maruhachi is Nagoya's city seal.
Nagoya
Stage performances, food stalls, etc.
in Hisaya-Odori Park.
Admission free for Nagoya City's facilities,
Donichi Eco Kippu is available, Sale, etc.
Throughout Nagoya City
Mid-August
Nagoya Castle Dusk Festival

Inquiries
Nagoya Castle Kanri-jimusho
052-231-1700
Nagoya Castle
3rd Sat. & Sun. Hirokoji Summer Festival
Inquiries
HirokojiNatsuMatsuri
Jikko-iinkai
052-962-7143
Between sakae and
Hirokoji-dori Fushimi
Last Fri, Sat
& Sun


Nippon Do-mannaka Matsuri
Inquiries
Domannaka Matsuri
BunkaZaidan
052-241-4333
Hisaya-Oodori Koen area
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Sep - .- .- -.
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Oct
1st Sun

Arimatsu Festival

The festival features 3 festival
floats and performance by old
mechanical dolls.


Inquiries
052-621-3000

Arimatsu-cho, Midori-ku,
along the old Tokai-do
1st Sun Hikami-Aneko Shrine
Reisai Festival
- map
1st Sat & Sun Toda Festival Since 1702
Five floats are settled in each shrines, but seldome parade in the town..

Inquiries
052-301-6121
Hachiman-sha, Tenman-gu, etc.
Toda, Nakagawa-ku
Sat & Sun of
Early or Mid October


Nagoya Festival

The Nagoya Festival feature 8 old floats
(approx. 300years ago).
Nagoya, Shiyakusho, Sakae,Yabacho,all over Nagoya
2nd Sat & Sun Shinmei Shrine
Annual Festival

The festival feature three floats with Karakuri.
Shinmei-sha (shrine) Nakamura-ku
Sat & Sun of
Early or Mid-October


Osu Street Performer's Festival

- Osu area
Sat. and Sun. of
Mid-October
Narumi Hachimangu Shrine
Reitaisai Festival
The festival features four floats with gorgeous sculpture and curtains.
They are pulled up onto a steep hill and perform karakuri and
Narumi Jinja (shrine)
Narumi-cho, Midori-ku
Begining of middle
of October

Kakuouzan Aki Matsuri
.- Kakuouzan Area
Sun. of mid October Narumi Hachimangu Reitaisai
Festival
The festival features five floats with Karakuri. Narumi-cho, Midori-ku
Mid October Hira Festival The festival feature two floats with Karakuri. Hira, Yamada-cho, Nishi-ku
15
Shiroyama-hachimangu Reitaisai
Shinto Festval
Shiroyama Shrine near Motoyama

map
3rd Sat

Kosho-ji Sentoukuyou-e or Thousand Lantern Festival
15:00- Koushou-ji
map
Nov -

.- -.
8th
Fuigo Festival

Procession, Kaminigiwai Gyoji, talent show, etc.

Inquiries
052-682-7868
Kanayama Jinja (shrine)
Dec 16

Akibasan Hiwatari-shinji
recommended

- Akibasan Entsu-ji


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