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Nagoya-City Nippon Domannaka Festival

Date : [Public Stage] Aug/26-28, 2022
[Online] Sep/1-Sep/4, 2022

  • Nippon Domannaka Festival

Held as a Hybrid Event in 2022!
Enjoy real and online for a total of 7 days across 2 weeks!

This year's catchphrase is "Meet Luxury" "Excitement Via Screen."
This year's Domannaka Festival will bring you double excitement and emotion! Scheduled to be held at Hisaya Odori Park and 10 other venues in Nagoya City as well with presence online will streamed via the Domatsuri Official YouTube Channel and Niconico Video.

A Glorious Nagoya Event, That Gathers Millions of Spectators and Thousands of Participants, in a World-Record Holding Event of Dance and Culture!

A simple and inclusive event that was born out of a humble idea, took the whole city by storm, and became an annual contest eagerly anticipated by both its cheerful participants and their anxious spectators. The crowds completely taking the streets and avenues of central Nagoya are a thrilling and exhilarating vision.

It All Started With a Small Group of Energetic, Spirited and Determined Students

Nippon Domannaka Festival

Nippon Domannaka Festival, known as Domatsuri, is one of the largest dance festivals in Japan and unfolds annually in mid-summer Nagoya, at the very center of Japan, in late August. This festival started in 1999 when a group of students started to mimic the “Naruko Dance,” a modern variation of a traditional dancing style, characterized by the use of noisy wooden clappers once used to scare birds from the rice fields. Now, it has become a large-scale event welcoming about 1.8 million visitors during the 4 days of the festival.

“Zero Audience = All Participants” is the unique concept of this festival, meaning that everybody, participant or spectator, is welcome to join in the dancing. Groups of dancers, some with hundreds of members, take turns on the stage, following some few and simple rules, one of them requiring that all dancers hold “narukos” in their hands. The rest is pure fun and amazement, until the climax of the festival, called “So-Odori,” in which both participants and spectators dance joyfully together. In the 2010 edition, the “So-Odori” participation was so massive, it was registered in the Guinness World Records for most people dancing with “narukos” simultaneously, at the exact number of 9,481 dancers.


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Date : [Public Stage] Aug 26 (Fri) to 28 (Sun), 2022
[Online] Sep 1 (Thu) to Sep 4 (Sun), 2022
Holding time : [Public Stage]
Aug 26 (Fri) Eve Festival 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Aug 27 (Sat) Main Festival Day 1 9:50 AM to 9:00 PM
Aug 28 (Sun) Main Festival Day 2 9:50 AM to 9:00 PM
Sep 1 (Thu) Teledoma Day 1: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sep 2 (Fri) Teledoma Day 2: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sep 3 (Sat) Teledoma Day 3: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sep 4 (Sun) Teledoma Day 4: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Place : City Venue: Hisaya-odori Park's Main Stage
Online Streaming: YouTube, niconico
Location : 〒460-0002
3-chome Marunouchi, Naka-ku, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan and other venues
Phone number : 052-241-4333 Nippon Domannaka Festival Cultural Foundation
*: Weekdays 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)

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
    3 min. southwards walk from exits 14 or 15 of Sakae Station (subway Higashiyama and Meijo lines), or just crossing the street eastwards from Exit 6 of Yabacho Station (subway Meijo Line) (Hisaya Odori Park, Angel Square in Hisaya Odori Park).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 8 min. from Nishikibashi I.C. of the Nagoya Expressway

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