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Minamichita-Town Shinojima Lord's Procession Festival (Shinojima Daimyo Gyoretsu Matsuri)

Date : 01/03/2020, 01/04/2020


  • Shinojima Lord's Procession Festival (Shinojima Daimyo Gyoretsu Matsuri)

Spend your New Year's holidays at this tranquil island watching an old ritual

This unique festival is one of the trademarks of the small and tranquil island of Shinojima, located right in the middle of the Mikawa Bay entrance between the Chita and Atsumi peninsulas. The ritual of the Daimyo Gyoretsu Procession is carried out in order to protect Ojinjiki-sama, the spirit of Hachioji Shrine, while it is moved to Shinmei Shrine and brought back on the following day. It is believed that the power of Ojinjiki-sama will make onlookers go blind, so all the lights in the road between the two shrines are turned off during the ceremony. On the next day, after a shamanic dance at the Shinojima Beach, the crowd of almost-naked men will get in a big brawl in order to decide who gets the Otanagi-sama of the "Shinboku" Divine Tree. Besides all the marvelous rituals, the natural setting of the island will certainly make you feel relaxed and entertained during your stay.

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : Annually on January 3rd and 4th
January 3rd (Friday) and 4th (Saturday), 2020
Holding time : January 3rd, 2020 (Friday) from 11:00 AM
January 4th, 2020 (Saturday) from 12:30 PM
Place : Shinojima Beach (Shinojima Kaisuiyokujo)
Location : 〒470-3505
Shinojima Island, Minamichita-Town, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : Morozaki Port Parking Lot, paid 100 yen/hour
(cap. 193 cars)
No parking lots available on the island.
Phone number : 0569-67-3700 (Shinojima Tourist Information Center)

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

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    ・From Nagoya Station, take the Meitestu Nagoya Main Line. Alight at Utsumi Station and take the Minamichita-cho Community Bus. Alight at "Morozakiko" stop and take the Meitetsu Sightseeing Boat to Shinojima Port.
    ・From Nagoya Station, take the Meitestu Kowa Line. Alight at Kowa Station on the and 10 minutes walk to Kowa Port. Take the Meitetsu Sightseeing Boat to Shinojima Port.
    ・Take the Toyotetsu Bus Irago Main Line from Toyohashi Station on the JR Tokaido Main Line. Alight at "Irago Misaki" stop and take the Meitetsu Sightseeing Boat to Shinojima Port.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Drive for 10 minutes from the Minamichita Road Toyooka I.C. to Morozaki Port. Take the Meitetsu Sightseeing Boat to Shinojima Port.

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