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Inuyama-City Inuyama Festival (Inuyama Matsuri)

Date : 04/06/2019, 04/07/2019


  • Inuyama Festival (Inuyama Matsuri)
  • Inuyama Festival (Inuyama Matsuri)
  • Inuyama Festival (Inuyama Matsuri)
  • Inuyama Festival (Inuyama Matsuri)
  • Inuyama Festival (Inuyama Matsuri)
  • Inuyama Festival (Inuyama Matsuri)
  • Inuyama Festival (Inuyama Matsuri)

Inuyama Festival Float Event

The event that has been handed down to the present began in 1635 at the encouragement of Naruse Hayato no Sho Masatora, a chief retainer of the Owari Tokugawa family and lord of Inuyama Castle, as a festival of Haritsuna Shrine, where the local guardian deity is worshiped. One of the 33 Japanese festivals added as joint entry “Yama, Hoko, Yatai, Float Festivals in Japan” to the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage for Humanity of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on November 30th, 2016.

Highlights

Inuyama Festival

Thirteen splendid floats, all of them with three tiers, give karakuri doll performances that have been passed down since the Edo period, to the sound of flute and taiko music. At night, all the floats weave their way through avenues of cherry blossom trees in full bloom as they parade through the castle town, each of them bearing 365 glowing lanterns. The magnificent sight is truly like something out of a nishiki-e woodblock print.

EVENT OVERVIEW

  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
  • Restaurant
Date : April 7th (Saturday) and 8th (Sunday), 2018
Place : Around the Inuyama Old Castle Town area
Location : 〒484-0081
65-1 Kitakoken, Inuyama, Inuyama-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Haritsuna Shrine)
Fee : Free
Parking : Please use public transport as best as possible in order to help alleviate traffic jams.
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0568-61-2825 (Inuyama City Tourist Association)
Holidays : Cancels in case of inclement weather.

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    15min westwards walk from either Inuyama-Yuen Station or Inuyama Station, both of the Meitetsu Inuyama Line (board the train bound for Inuyama from Meitetsu Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Please use public transport as best as possible in order to help alleviate traffic jams.

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#Inuyama Festival
#Inuyama Matsuri
#Karakuri Ningyo
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#Puppets
#Floats
#Dashi
#UNESCO
#Intangible Cultural Heritage
#Spring Festival
#Sakura
#Cherry Blossoms
#Gourmet
#Eating & Walking
#National Treasure Inuyama Castle

INFORMATION ON THE SURROUNDING AREA

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Karakuri Exhibition Museum and Inuyama Cultural Assets Museum Annex (Karakuri Tenjikan - Inuyama-shi Bunka Shiryokan Bekkan)Inuyama-City

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  • Restaurant

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