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Chita-City Asakura Lion Ladder Festival
(Asakura no Hashigo Jishi Matsuri)

Date : 09/30/2023, 10/01/2023

  • Asakura Lion Ladder Festival

Designated an intangible folk cultural property by the prefecture of Aichi

The Asakura Lion Ladder Festival is a religious ceremony of Musan Jinja Shrine where two men dressed up as a traditional, mythical lion climb 31 ladder rungs to perform a death-defying dance atop a simple bamboo stage nine meters in the air. You'll be holding your breath as the lion performs acrobatic stunts like summersaults for 30 minutes in this suspenseful and heart-pounding display!

Asakura Lion Ladder Festival photo contest

Snap your own shots of the daring duo in their lion costume and apply to a special photo contest.
Tripods and ladders may not be used as crowds are expected. Monopods may be used.


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Date : Rehearsal: Sat, Sep 30, 2023
Festival: Sun, Oct 1, 2023
Holding time : Sat, Sep 30, 2023
• Lion dance: 7:00 pm–9:30 pm

Sun, Oct 1, 2023
• Lion dance dedication to Musan Jinja Shrine: 11:00 am–11:20 am
• Children's lion dance performance (stage event): 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
• Lion dance performance: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm/7:00 pm–9:30 pm
Place : Musan Jinja Shrine
Location : 〒478-0017
2 Higashi-Yashiki, Shinchi, Chita-shi, Aichi
(Musan Jinja Shrine)
Parking : Paid parking available around Asakura Station.
Phone number : 0562-51-5637 (Chita City Tourism Association)

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    3-min. walk south from Asakura Station on the Meitetsu Tokoname Line (board from Meitetsu Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 17 min. (650 m) from Obu Tokai Interchange on Chitahanto Road.

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