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Okazaki-City Okazaki Taihei-no-Inori "Pray for Peace" Event

Date : 11/25/2017

  • Okazaki Taihei-no-Inori "Pray for Peace" Event
  • Okazaki Taihei-no-Inori "Pray for Peace" Event
  • Okazaki Taihei-no-Inori "Pray for Peace" Event
  • Okazaki Taihei-no-Inori "Pray for Peace" Event
  • Okazaki Taihei-no-Inori "Pray for Peace" Event

Countless blue light LED spheres floating on the Otogawa River will make for the largest illumination show of Central Japan Area!

An event promoted under the Otogawa Riverfront Area Urban Development Project. A large number of “Inori-Hoshi®” balls will be released on the river and provide a great illumination show.

Special Dedicatory Release of “Inori-Hoshi®” on the River, Admission to the Special Spectator Area (this year, with additional illumination area featuring thousands of Bamboo Lanterns)

Countless light dots will decorate the water surface at the Otogawa River. How about you make a wish for your own “Inori-Hoshi®” ball and release it on the water?
Limited to 500 participants, the Special Dedicatory Release will be a paid experience for the guests. The participation tickets also allow for guests to watch the floating lights from a close location from the river.
•Application time: 4:45 PM - 6:15 PM (Estimate)
•Application place: At the margin of the river, near the North End of the Sensuikyo Pedestrian Bridge (いのり星®特別放流受付 Inori-Hoshi Tokubetsu Horyu Uketsuke Inori-Hoshi Special River Release Special Reception)
•Fee: 1,000 (1 ball per person)
•No reservations accepted (applications on the day only)

Participants will also be allowed to enter the Special Spectator Area. “Inori-Hoshi®” balls handed to the participants MUST be released on the water, participants will not be allowed to take them home. Reception times may vary depending on a number of conditions.

About the “Inori-Hoshi®” (いのり星®)

From ancient eras throughout time, mankind made a custom of wishing to stars in the sky. From this tradition the “Inori-Hoshi®” (Wish Star) ball was born, in order to provide a speck of light onto which wishes could be poured. These are ecological, recyclable, high-tech floating spheres, equipped with a high-intensity blue LED, solar cell and rechargeable battery. When launched on water, a sensor activates them making them to lit up. “Inori-Hoshi®” (いのり星®) is a trademark and patent of K.K. Landmark Japan.

Concurrent Events

Plenty of other events to fulfill your day!

Okazaki Taihei-no-Inori

1-Mitsubishi Motors PHEV Barbecue Festa
Special Event - An Outdoor Barbecue Using Electric Power From The Outlander PHEV
For 15 groups (max. 4 guests each). Participants decided by a draw in case the number of applicants exceed the openings.
Applications period: November 1st (Wednesday) to 15th (Wednesday), 2017
From 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Free of charge
--Applications closed as of November 15th--
Apply at https://ssl.form-mailer.jp/fms/daf14f16539869

Okazaki Taihei-no-Inori

2-Otogawa Night Market
From 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Find foods, drinks, amusement, local handicraft and more (approx. 20 merchants).

Okazaki Taihei-no-Inori

3-Otogawa Waku-Waku (Exciting) Kids World
From 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Participating fee 1,200 yen
Venue: River bank
For kids ages 3 to 6
Handicraft with cardboard, games, playground and more!

4-Talent team "Boys and Men Kenkyusei" - Otome Button Visit
2:00 PM - Goods sales at the tent
4:00 PM - Opening Event Guest
4:30 PM - Goods sales at the tent

5-Chubu Power Co. Thanks Festival
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Traffic-Restricted Areas

The streets/walkways below will be closed for passage during the day:
-Otogawa North Bank (Teibo) Road from Aichi Route 483 to the crossing southwest of Okazaki Castle - Closed for vehicles from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
-Sensuikyo Pedestrian Bridge closed for pedestrians from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Check the event flyer (PDF-Japanese) for details and maps.


  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
Date : November 25th (Saturday), 2017
*: Event to be held even under light rain. Cancels in case of inclement weather.
Holding time : Taihei-no-Inori Illumination from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Concurrent events: Vary depending on event and venue.
Place : Dai 6 Go Otogawa Kasen Ryokuchi Park
(#6 Otogawa Riverbed Green Area Park)
Location : Dai 6 Go Otogawa Kasen Ryokuchi Park
(#6 Otogawa Riverbed Green Area Park)
Kosei-cho, Okazaki-City, Aichi Prefecture
Fee : 1,000 yen for Special Dedicatory Release participants.
Other areas and attractions, free of charge.
Parking : Parking availability limited, visitors are requested to use public transportation
Phone number : 0564-57-0200 (Okazaki City) (On the day of the event, until 3:00 PM)

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
    10min eastward walk from either Naka-Okazaki Station of the Aichi Loop Line or Okazakikoen-Mae Station of the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line, or;
    7min northwestward walk from Higashi-Okazaki Station of the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line.

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