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  • [Cancelled or Postponed in 2021] Handa Spring's Float Festival and Spring Festival (Handa no Haru no Dashi Matsuri - Haru Matsuri)

Handa-City [Cancelled or Postponed in 2021]
Handa Spring's Float Festival and Spring Festival
(Handa no Haru no Dashi Matsuri - Haru Matsuri)

Date : Sat. March 20 - Tue. May 4 (holiday), 2021
*: Varies depending on district


  • Handa Spring's Float Festival and Spring Festival (Handa no Haru no Dashi Matsuri - Haru Matsuri)
  • Handa Spring's Float Festival and Spring Festival (Handa no Haru no Dashi Matsuri - Haru Matsuri)
  • Handa Spring's Float Festival and Spring Festival (Handa no Haru no Dashi Matsuri - Haru Matsuri)
  • Handa Spring's Float Festival and Spring Festival (Handa no Haru no Dashi Matsuri - Haru Matsuri)
  • Handa Spring's Float Festival and Spring Festival (Handa no Haru no Dashi Matsuri - Haru Matsuri)

The Authentic Spring Festival of Handa City With Its Impressive 31 Floats!

It is said that spring truly arrives in Handa-City when the Float Festival starts. Annually from late March to May 4th, each of the city's districts holds its own float festivity, painting the whole wide area with the vibrant colors of the gorgeous carriages and spring flowers!
Transmitted in the same form for over 300 years, the festival features the impressive 31 floats of Handa, all being displayed in parades and splashy maneuvers at key points along their courses.
Additionally, performances of Karakuri mechanized puppet dolls, Shishimai Lion Dances, and Mikomai Shrine Maiden Dances are all part of the countless attractions entertaining locals and tourists alike during eight weeks of exquisite traditional Japanese arts!

2021 Handa Spring's Float Festival and Spring Festival events have been cancelled or postponed.
>>>Event Notice on the Handa City Web Site (Japanese)

2021 Schedule (Current as of March 12)

-- Spring Floats Festival (Haru no Dashi Matsuri) --

Handa Spring's Float Festival and Spring Festival (Handa no Haru no Dashi Matsuri - Haru Matsuri)

1. 乙川 Okkawa District (4 Floats)
Shrine rituals only (floats festival cancelled)

2. 岩滑 Yanabe District (2 Floats)
Shrine rituals only (floats festival cancelled)

3. 岩滑新田 Yanabe Shinden District (2 Floats)
Shrine rituals only (floats festival cancelled)

4. 上半田 Kami-Handa District (Chintoro Festival) (2 Floats)
Shrine rituals only (floats festival cancelled)

5. 協和 Kyowa District (2 Floats)
Shrine rituals only (floats festival cancelled)

6. 成岩 Narawa District (4 Floats)
Shrine rituals only (floats festival cancelled)

7. 西成岩 Nishi-Narawa District (2 Floats)
Shrine rituals only (floats festival cancelled)

8. 板山 Itayama District (4 Floats)
Shrine rituals only (floats festival cancelled)

9. 下半田 Shimo-Handa District (4 Floats)
Shrine rituals only (floats festival cancelled)

10. 亀崎 Kamezaki District (潮干祭 Shiohi Festival) (5 Floats)
Shrine rituals only (floats festival cancelled)

-- Spring Festival (Haru Matsuri) --

-向山 Mukaiyama District: 市杵嶋神社 Ichikishima Shrine (1 Mukaiyama-cho)
Shrine rituals only

-有脇 Ariwaki District: 春日社 Kasuga-sha Shrine (10 Ariwaki-cho)
Postponed to October

-平地 Hirachi District: 平地神明社 Hirachi Shinmeisha Shrine (1 Hirachi-cho)
Shrine rituals only

-鴉根 Karasune District: 鴉根稲荷神社 Karasune Inari Shrine (2 Inari-cho)
Shrine rituals only

-大矢知 Oyachi District: 大矢知神社 Oyachi Shrine (2 Higashioyachi-cho)
Shrine rituals only

-大池 Oike District: 大池神社 Oike Shrine (3 Ippongi-cho)
Shrine rituals only

-新居 Arai District: 愛宕神社 Atago Shrine (3 Arai-cho)
Decision to be announced

*: Please see official event web sites for maps and exact times.

EVENT OVERVIEW

Date : March 20th (Saturday) to May 4th (Tuesday - holiday), 2021
*: Events held at districts across Handa-City during this period.
*: 10 Floats Festivals and 7 Spring Festivals.
Place : -- Spring Floats Festival --
亀崎 Kamezaki District (潮干祭 Shiohi Festival): 神前神社 Kamisaki Shrine, 尾張三社 Owari-Sansha Shrine
乙川 Okkawa District: 若宮社 Wakamiya-sha Shrine, 乙川八幡社 Okkawa Hachiman-sha Shrine
岩滑 Yanabe District: 岩滑八幡社 Yanabe Hachiman-sha Shrine
岩滑新田 Yanabe Shinden District: 神明社 Shinmeisha Shrine
上半田 Kami-Handa District: 住吉神社 Sumiyoshi Shrine
下半田 Shimo-Handa District: 業葉神社 Nariha Shrine, 山之神社 Yamano Shrine
協和 Kyowa District: 白山神社 Hakusan Shrine
成岩 Narawa District: 成岩神社 Narawa Shrine
西成岩 Nishi-Narawa District: 成石神社 Naruishi Shrine
板山 Itayama District: 八幡神社 Hachiman Shrine, 板山神社 Itayama Shrine

-- Spring Festival --
向山 Mukaiyama District: 市杵嶋神社 Ichikishima Shrine
有脇 Ariwaki District: 春日社 Kasuga-sha Shrine
平地 Hirachi District: 平地神明社 Hirachi Shinmeisha Shrine
鴉根 Karasune District: 鴉根稲荷神社 Karasune Inari Shrine
大矢知 Oyachi District: 大矢知神社 Oyachi Shrine
大池 Oike District: 大池神社 Oike Shrine
新居 Arai District: 愛宕神社 Atago Shrine
Location : 〒475-0023
2-92 Kamezaki-cho, Handa-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Kamisaki Shrine, for other locations please search directly)
Fee : Free of charge
Phone number : 0569-32-3264 (Handa 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

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    12 min. (1km) eastwards walk from Kamezaki Station of the JR Taketoyo Line (board the train bound for Taketoyo from Nagoya Station, 45 min. ride - 580 yen).
    *: Directions to Kamezaki District (Kamisaki Shrine). For other locations, please search directly.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 15 min. (7.6km) southeastwards from Agui I.C. of the Chitahanto (Chita Peninsula) Expressway via route 46.
    *: Directions to Kamezaki District (Kamisaki Shrine). For other locations, please search directly.

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