3rd or 4th Sat. and Sun of October
Yatsurugi Shrine <==> Wakamiya Shrine
Designated Gamagori City's Intangible Folk Cultural Asset
|photo courtesy of Miya Kanko Kyoaki|
The story of beginning Miya festival is as follows
One night of August in 1696, Sazaemon, who was a mayor of Miya, dreamed of strange story:
The main god of Yatsurugi Shrine, Yatsurugi-Daimyojin, moved to Wakamiya Shrine by a portable shrine.
People believed that this is a message from the god and hold a ceremony of moving. for him.
Hatsurugi Shrine (Yatsurugi-Jinja/Nishi no Miya)
139 Nanaho, Miya-cho, Gamagori
250m south of Mikawa-Miya Sta. on the JR Tokaido Line.
Wakamiya Shrine (Wakamiya-Jinja/Higashi no Miya)
91 Ippo, Miya-cho, Gamagori
1200m south-east of Mikawa-Miya Sta. on the JR Tokaido Line.
Gamagori Kanko Kyokai