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Toyohashi-City [Cancelled in 2021]
Toyohashi Gion Festival and Fireworks
(Toyohashi Gion Matsuri)

Date : 07/17/2021, 07/18/2021

  • Toyohashi Gion Festival and Fireworks (Toyohashi Gion Matsuri)
  • Toyohashi Gion Festival and Fireworks (Toyohashi Gion Matsuri)

The 2021 Toyohashi Gion Festival and Fireworks have been cancelled. Events will be held without spectators, and only those involved will be allowed to enter the grounds.

The Amazing Hand-Held Fireworks Cannons of Toyohashi!

Toyohashi's hand-held fireworks "tezutsu hanabi" have their roots in the Sengoku period. The tradition started when the local daimyos around Yoshida castle gave the hand-held fireworks as offerings to Yoshida Shrine. As well as an opportunity to pray for a good harvest and sound health, it was a chance for the young people to put their courage to the test. This three-day festival, one of the most representative amongst the countless similar events of Eastern Mikawa, honors the Tezutsu history with ceremonies, rituals and one of the largest fireworks displays of the region.

Toyohashi Gion Festival

With a thunderous roar and flashes of orange sparks rising over 10 meters into the air, the Tezutsu fireworks make a thrilling spectacle. The imposing men of the festival with firework launching tubes under their arms cut a splendidly gallant silhouette as the sparks rain down all about them.
Famous since the Edo Period, when it was known as The Fireworks Festival of Sanshu Yoshida (Yoshida was the name of the castle back then), it is a great event very worth visiting.

2019 Toyohashi Gion Festival Program

•July 18 (Thursday)
-Children's Sasa-odori Ritual Dance 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

•July 19 (Friday)
-Pre-Festival (Yo-matsuri) from 6:00 PM
-Kami (god) Offering Fireworks from 6:30 (Yoshida Shrine grounds) (Main Tezutsu fireworks show)
-Kami (god) Offering Tezutsu Hand-Held Cannon Fireworks, Children's Chain Fireworks, Youth Association Fireworks

•July 20 (Saturday)
-Eve Festival (Zenya-sai) Fireworks Show by the margins of the Toyokawa River (main regular fireworks show)
-Afternoon Part from 6:00 PM
-Night Part (after the Afternoon Part ends)

•July 21 (Sunday)
-Mikoshi (transfer of the kami god with the mikoshi portable shrine - departs Yoshida Shrine at 5:00 PM)
-Processions, rituals, dances


  • Souvenirs
  • Restaurant
Date : July 17 (Saturday) and 18 (Sunday), 2021
Place : Yoshida Shrine, margins of the Toyokawa River, Toyokawa Park
Location : 〒440-0891
2 Sekiya-cho, Toyohashi-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Yoshida Shrine)
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0532-53-5528 (Toyohashi Gion Festival Secretariat)

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
    Take the Toyotetsu City Line tram from Toyohashi Station and alight at Toyohashi Koen-mae (for guests heading for the free seating general areas at Toyohashi Park) or Fudagi Station (for visitors heading for the Sajiki seating area - reserved area controlled by numbered admission tickets).
    Or walk 20 min. (1.5km) northeastwards to Toyokawa Park.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    *: Moving by car is strongly advised against due to the sheer number of transiting vehicles and the ensuing traffic jams.

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