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Chiryu-City [Only Shrine Rituals Held in 2022]
Chiryu Festival

Date : 05/02/2022, 05/03/2022

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Only shrine rituals to be held in 2022. There will not be a festival floats procession or dedication this year.

Chiryu Float Bunraku and Karakuri

Records of this event as a festival of Chiryu Shrine remain from the Edo period (17th century). It is the only festival in Japan in which doll joruri performances and karakuri puppet shows are given from the top of floats. One of the 33 Japanese festivals added as joint entry “Yama, Hoko, Yatai, Float Festivals in Japan” to the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage for Humanity of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on November 30th, 2016.


Floats which measure 7 meters tall and weigh 5 tons a piece are brought out from five towns. In the Hon Matsuri festivals held once every two years, the floats progress through the streets, appearing as though they are going to squash the eaves of one house after another. Accompanied by the sound of the "kamimai" festival music, the floats go into a shrine, and float bunraku and karakuri shows are performed. In the Ai Matsuri held the next year there are no float bunraku and karakuri performances, but gorgeously decorated floats are dedicated to the shrine.

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Date : May 2nd (Monday) and 3rd (Tuesday - holiday), 2022
Annually on May 2 and 3
Holding time : Procession time varies depending on the district
Place : Chiryu Shrine, various other places within the city
Location : 〒472-0023
12 Jinden, Nishimachi, Chiryu-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Chiryu Shrine)
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : Available
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0566-81-0055 (Chiryu Shrine)
0566-83-1111 (Chiryu Tourism Association)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    12 min. northwards walk from Chiryu Station of the Meitetsu Nagoya Line (board from Meitetsu Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 10 min. westwards from Toyota-Minami I.C. of the Isewangan Expressway via Route 155 (Toyota Minami Bypass).

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