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Toyoake-City Owaki Lion Ladder Festival

Date : 10/08/2023

  • Owaki Lion Ladder Festival
  • Owaki Lion Ladder Festival
  • Owaki Lion Ladder Festival
  • Owaki Lion Ladder Festival
  • Owaki Lion Ladder Festival
  • Owaki Lion Ladder Festival
  • Owaki Lion Ladder Festival
  • Owaki Lion Ladder Festival
  • Owaki Lion Ladder Festival

A lion dance atop a narrow 12-meter-high stage

The city of Toyoake has a deep-rooted harvest festival with nearly 400 years of history: the Owaki Lion Ladder Festival.
This festival is an unusual one with two young men dressed up in an imaginary Chinese lion costume and ascending their way to a 12-meter-high stage made of a few bamboo poles where they perform an amazingly coordinated dance. Plus, the death-defying act of standing atop a single vertical pole of bamboo is just one more cherry on top to make your palms sweat even more.

  • Owaki Lion Ladder Festival
  • Owaki Lion Ladder Festival
  • Owaki Lion Ladder Festival


Date : Sun, Oct 8, 2023
Holding time : First performance: 1:00 pm–3:20 pm
Second performance: 3:30 pm–5:00 pm

• Changes to the times above or postponement to the next day may occur according to weather or other factors.
Place : Owaki Shimmeisha Shrine
Location : 〒470-1161
5 Owaki, Sakae-cho, Toyoake-shi, Aichi (Owaki Shimmeisha Shrine)
Parking : Available, free of charge

• Use public transportation when possible as there are limited parking spaces.
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0562-97-2014 (Chairman of the Owaki Lion Ladder Festival Preservation Society)

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
    • 20-min. walk from either Zengo Station (south), or Toyoake Station (west), both on the Meitetsu Nagoya Line (board from Meitetsu Nagoya Station).
    • 7-min. taxi ride (about 1.5 km from either station above).

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