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Handa-City 9th Handa Float Festival

Date : 10/28/2023, 10/29/2023

  • Handa Float Festival

Once every five years, the pride of Handa—31 parade floats—comes together to the jubilation of its citizens

But once every five years, 31 parade from 10 areas around the city of Handa come together. This time is the 9th such celebration to display the bravery of those moving the colossal floats and the illustrious beauty of the floats themselves.
Some of the highlights include the traditional mechanized puppets and their performances atop the floats as well as the scene of Handa's characteristically tall floats as they take sharp corners. Once evening comes around, lit paper lanterns adorn the floats for a surreal atmosphere different than that of the daytime.
Official merchandise is also for sale along with tourism products and more.


Date : Sat, Oct 28–Sun, Oct 29, 2023
Place : City of Handa, Aichi Prefecture
• Handa City Hall
• Handa Canal
• Heiwa-dori Street
• Area around JR Handa Station
• Area around Meitetsu Chita Handa Station
Location : 〒475-8666
2-1 Toyo-cho, Handa-shi, Aichi (Handa City Hall)
Phone number : 0569-84-0689 (9th Handa Float Festival Executive Committee, part of the Handa City Tourism Section)

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    • 18 min. east from Chita Handa Station on the Meitetsu Kowa Line (board from Meitetsu Nagoya Station).
    • 10 min. east from Handa Station on the JR Taketoyo Line (board from JR Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 15 min. southeast from Handa-Chuo Interchange on Chitahanto Road via Route 265.

    • Approx. 40 min. (35 km) from the Marunouchi Entrance on the Nagoya Expressway Ring Route to Handa-Chuo Interchange using Nagoya Expressway R3 Odaka Route, then changing to Chitahanto Road at the Odaka Junction.

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