Omanto Festival (Omanto Matsuri) - Nishio-City | Nishio City | Aichi Prefecture | Official Site | Sightseeing Information | Directions | Parking | Details | AichiNow-OFFICIAL SITE FOR TOURISM AICHI

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. If you continue to browse, you accept the use of cookies on our site.
See our cookies policy for more information.


Nishio-City Omanto Festival (Omanto Matsuri) - Nishio-City

Date : 10/16/2022

  • Omanto Festival (Omanto Matsuri) - Nishio-City

The 2022 Omanto Festival will be held with reduced contents.

A festival dedicated annually on the third Sunday of October at the Nakahata Hachiman-sha Shrine of Nishio-City. An ancient tradition that celebrates the adulthood of the young men of the area, and also part of the folklore of Aichi that uses horses as the theme of the festivals.

Omanto Festival (Omanto Matsuri) - Nishio-City

The event is also known as "Zuri-Uma," for the sight of the youngsters running along the horses circulating freely inside the temporary round course built on the grounds of the shrine. A complete run around the circuit is equivalent to about 120 meters, and in that short run, the debuting young adults of the surrounding neighborhoods will try to literally grab the big fortune symbolized as running on the horse's mount.


Date : October 16 (Sunday), 2022
(Annually on the 3rd Sunday of October)
Holding time : From 10:00 AM
Place : Nakahata-cho Hachiman-sha Shrine
Location : 〒444-0303
33 Miyamae, Nakahata-cho, Nishio-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Free of charge
Phone number : 0563-57-7882 (Nishio City Tourism Association)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.


  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From the bus platforms at the West Side of Nishio Station of the Meitetsu Nishio Line (board the Meitetsu Nagoya Line bound for Kira-Yoshida Station from Meitetsu Nagoya Station - in case of boarding the Meitetsu Nagoya Line bound for Chiryu and Toyohashi, you may need to change trains at Shin-Anjo Station), take the Rokumankoku Kururin Bus (六万石くるりんバス) Heisaka-Nakahata Line (平坂中畑線), get off at Nakahata (中畑) and walk 3 min. northwards.

Share spot information with a smartphone

QR code


#Omanto Festival
#Omanto Matsuri
#Horse-Race Festival
#Sacred Horse Festival


Mikawakougei Glass Art MuseumNishio-City

Mikawakougei Glass Art Museum
Admire original glass art at this museum, starting with a kaleidoscope which was certified...

    Matcha Green Tea Museum Saijoen Waku WakuNishio-City

    Matcha Green Tea Museum Saijoen Waku Waku
    Located on the top floor of the headquarter factory of Aiya Co., Ltd. - the company boasti...
    • Souvenirs
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Wi-Fi

    Nishio City History Park (Nishio Castle and Former Konoe Residence)Nishio-City

    Nishio City History Park (Nishio Castle and Former Konoe Residence)
    The city of Nishio, in the southern area of Aichi facing the Mikawa Bay, once had its own ...
    • Multipurpose toilet
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bus Stop
    • Wi-Fi

    Igetaya Park (Igetaya Koen)Nishio-City

    Igetaya Park (Igetaya Koen)
    Nishio is famous for the production of matcha, or powdered green tea, and this park featur...

      Tenteko (Festival) / Niike Hachiman ShrineNishio-City

      Tenteko (Festival) / Niike Hachiman Shrine
      Held every year on January 3, Tenteko Festival is all about prayers for a rich harvest. It...

        Nishioshi Buddha / Jofuku TempleNishio-City

        Nishioshi Buddha / Jofuku Temple
        For over 1,000 years the Jofuku-ji Temple stood on the shoreline of modern-day Nishio City...

          Nishio City Ikoi-no-Noen (Relax Farm)Nishio-City

          Nishio City Ikoi-no-Noen (Relax Farm)
          Nishio City Ikoi-no-Noen is a marketplace for direct sales from the producers, the largest...
          • Souvenirs
          • Parking

          NO IMAGEHekinan-City

          A.M.I NAGOYA PARCO
          • Parking


          Page Top