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Nishio-City [Cancelled in 2021]
Nishio Gion Festival
(Nishio Gion Matsuri)

Date : July(The middle ten days)

  • Nishio Gion Festival (Nishio Gion Matsuri)
  • Nishio Gion Festival (Nishio Gion Matsuri)
  • Nishio Gion Festival (Nishio Gion Matsuri)

The 2021 Nishio Gion Festival has been cancelled.

A Collaboration Between Gion Festival and Sou-Odori Dance!

Ibun Shrine is an ancient shrine allegedly transferred to Nishio from its original place of Ikawazu, in Atsumi-gun, by the Prince Hachijo Toshihito during the Montoku Era (850-858 C.E.), and has garnered devotees for being the "Ubusunajin" Protector God of the Motherland. During the Nishio Gion Festival held annually in mid-July, a "mikoshi" portable shrine transfers the god in a "togyo" procession from Ibun Shrine to Mitsurugi Hachimangu Shrine - located inside the area where the original Nishio Castle was built. On this occasion, it is believed that all the faithful who pass under the mikoshi gain a protection against illnesses.
The festival happens simultaneously with the great citizen's dance festival Sou-Odori, "Odorotcha-Nishio," held in downtown Nishio-City.


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Date : Cancelled in 2021
Place : Nishio City Historic Park, and venues in downtown area between Nishio Station and Nishio City Historic Park
Location : 〒445-0822
17 Ibun-cho, Nishio-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (Ibun Shrine)
Fee : Admission free of charge
Phone number : 0563-65-2169 (Nishio Gion Festival Secretariat)

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    3 min. westwards walk from Nishio Station of the Meitetsu Nishio Line (board from either Shin-Anjo Station, or Meitetsu Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 45 min. from Okazaki I.C. on the Tomei Expressway.

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