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Higashiura-Town Omanto Festival (Omanto Matsuri) - Higashiura-Town

Date : Mid-September to Late October


  • Omanto Festival (Omanto Matsuri) - Higashiura-Town

A Great Festival of Man and Beast With Rituals for Good Fortune

The Higashiura-Town Omanto Festival is held on several different days in September and October, each weekend at a different shrine. Young and courageous men will try to run with the beautifully harnessed horses set free in the oval circuit enclosed by a wooden fence, inside the shrines’ grounds. This ritual is meant to bring good fortune to the local residents - as long as they can catch it as it rides the horses’ backs!

The event at the Muraki Shrine is the major one, with the largest number of horses being used. But the others are all worth checking out. This festival follows the tradition of horse festivals of other places in Aichi Prefecture, such as Takahama-City, Komaki-City and Nishio-City.

Higashiura-Town Omanto Festival

Festivals in Fujie and Ishihama areas are cancelled in 2022
Horse runs take place between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM, and again between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

• Ikuji Shrine (伊久智神社), Ikuji Area

Address: 79 Morikoshi, Ikuji, Higashiura-cho, Chita-County, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Date: September 18 (Sunday), 2022
Access: 20 min. northwards walk from Higashiura Station of the JR Taketoyo Line

• Muraki Shrine (村木神社), Morioka Area

Address: 27 Tennonishi, Morioka, Higashiura-cho, Chita-County, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Date: September 25 (Sunday), 2022
Access: 10 min. westwards walk from Owari-Morioka Station of the JR Taketoyo Line

• Irimi Shrine (入海神社), Ogawa Area

Address: 48 Yashiki-ikku, Ogawa, Higashiura-cho, Chita-County, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Date: October 9 (Sunday), 2022
Access: 10 min. northwestwards walk from Ogawa Station of the JR Taketoyo Line

• Fujie Shrine (藤江神社), Fujie Area

Address: 66 Suka, Fujie, Higashiura-cho, Chita-County, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Date: Cancelled in 2022
Access: 15 min. southwestwards walk from Higashiura Station of the JR Taketoyo Line

• Inari Shrine (稲荷神社), Ishihama Area

Address: 8 Shimokoshinbo, Ishihama, Higashiura-cho, Chita-County, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Date: Cancelled in 2022
Access: 15 min. northwestwards walk from Ishihama Station of the JR Taketoyo Line

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : September 18 (Sunday) and 25 (Sunday), and October 9 (Sunday), 2022
Holding time : Horse runs usually between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM, and 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Place : •Ikuji Shrine (伊久智神社)
•Muraki Shrine (村木神社)
•Irimi Shrine (入海神社)
•Fujie Shrine (藤江神社) (Cancelled in 2022)
•Inari Shrine (稲荷神社) (Cancelled in 2022)
Location : 〒470-2104
79 Morikoshi, Ikuji, Higashiura-cho, Chita-County, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (Ikuji Shrine)
〒470-2101
27 Tennonishi, Morioka, Higashiura-cho, Chita-County, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (Muraki Shrine)
〒470-2102
48 Yashiki-ikku, Ogawa, Higashiura-cho, Chita-County, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (Irimi Shrine)
〒470-2105
66 Suka, Fujie, Higashiura-cho, Chita-County, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (Fujie Shrine) (Cancelled in 2022)
〒470-2103
8 Shimokoshinbo, Ishihama, Higashiura-cho, Chita-County, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (Inari Shrine) (Cancelled in 2022)
Fee : Admission free of charge
Parking : No parking available at any of the shrines. Please use public transportation.
Phone number : 0562-83-6118 (Higashiura Town Tourism Association)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
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ACCESS

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    Access by public transport
    • Ikuji Shrine
    20 min. northwards walk from Higashiura Station of the JR Taketoyo Line
    • Muraki Shrine
    10 min. westwards walk from Owari-Morioka Station of the JR Taketoyo Line
    • Irimi Shrine
    10 min. northwestwards walk from Ogawa Station of the JR Taketoyo Line
    • Fujie Shrine (Cancelled in 2022)
    15 min. southwestwards walk from Higashiura Station of the JR Taketoyo Line
    • Inari Shrine (Cancelled in 2022)
    15 min. northwestwards walk from Ishihama Station of the JR Taketoyo Line

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