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Ichinomiya-City Iwato Festival
(Iwato Matsuri)

Date : 04/23/2023

  • Iwato Festival (Iwato Matsuri)
  • Iwato Festival (Iwato Matsuri)

Iwato Festival is an annual religious event of the Iwato Shrine, located at the Umayose district of Imaise-Town, north of Ichinomiya-City.
On the first Sunday after April 19th, three beautifully decorated floats, called Daishoguruma, Nakayashikiguruma and Yamanoshojiguruma, are the center of attention as the townspeople in charge of operating them execute the Karakuri puppet doll performances.
The three floats are of the Inuyama Three Storied type, with separated puppets. Due to the combination of Karakuri and Tonin (Master of Event), it's considered a rare kind of float festival.

This event has origins related to the famous Battle of Sekigahara, as Tokugawa Ieyasu stationed in the shrine when moving to and from the battle.


Date : April 24th (Sunday), 2022
(Annually on the first Sunday after April 19)
Place : Iwato Shrine
Location : 〒491-0051
Iwato, Umayose, Imaise-cho, Ichinomiya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Parking : Unavailable
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0586-73-5221 (Iwato Shrine)

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    15 min. (1.3km) eastwards walk from Iwato Station of the Meitetsu Nagoya Line (board the train bound for Meitetsu Gifu from Meitetsu Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 5 min. southwards from Ichinomiya-Kisogawa I.C. of the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway via Route 22.

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