Must see Festivals for the second half of July.

【 CONTENTS 】Mon, 20th July: Chigasaki-kaigan Hamaori-sai in Chigasaki, Kanagwa PrefectureWed, 22nd July to Fri, 24th July: Uwajima Ushi-oni Festival in Uwajima city, Ehime PrefectureFri, 24th July to Sat, 25th July: Tenjin Matsuri in OsakaFri, 24th July to Sun, 26th July: FUJIROCK FESTIVAL; 15 in Yuzawa city, Niigata PrefectureMapSat, 25th July: Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival in Sumida-ku, TokyoMap Photo By being0828 Mon, 20th July: Chigasaki-kaigan Hamaori-sai in Chigasaki, Kanagwa Prefecture The festival is held with both the Chigasaki and Samukawa Shrine. In the early morning, about 40 gorgeous Mikoshi are paraded at the coast. The way the Mikoshi dances wildly is astonishing. It will be held between 5am to around 9am. […]

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Mon, 20th July: Chigasaki-kaigan Hamaori-sai in Chigasaki, Kanagwa Prefecture

The festival is held with both the Chigasaki and Samukawa Shrine. In the early morning, about 40 gorgeous Mikoshi are paraded at the coast. The way the Mikoshi dances wildly is astonishing. It will be held between 5am to around 9am.

● Chigasaki-kaigan Hamaori-sai
Place:Chigasaki Nishi Hama Kaigan Coast
Access:20 min walk from JR Chigasaki station, South Exit
Inquiry:0467-82-1111

  

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Wed, 22nd July to Fri, 24th July: Uwajima Ushi-oni Festival in Uwajima city, Ehime Prefecture

The festival goes on for three days. Many Ushi-oni (the imaginary monster that a combination of a bull and demon) walk in the parade and perform the traditional dance, Umajima-odori. The highlights are the fireworks sparkling in the dark sky and the running on the final day.

● Uwajima Ushi-oni Festival
Place:Ushi-oni street, Kisaiya road, and Sukagawa
Access:JR Uwajima station
Inquiry:(0895)22-3934

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Fri, 24th July to Sat, 25th July: Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka

It is one of the three largest festivals in Japan. There are about 3,000 people engaged in “Rikutogyo” walking, and later about 100 ships cross the river during the “Funatogyo” ritual. The highlight of this event is the over 4000 fireworks used to light up the sky of Osaka.

● Tenjin Matsuri
Place:Tenman-gū
Address: 2 Chome-1-8 Tenjinbashi Kita-ku, Osaka
Access:Subway Tanimach line/Sakaisuji line “Minami-morimachi” station or JR Tozai line Osaka Tenmanguu station.
Inquiry:http://www.tenjinmatsuri.com/contact

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Fri, 24th July to Sun, 26th July: FUJIROCK FESTIVAL; 15 in Yuzawa city, Niigata Prefecture

The largest music festival in Japan that chants the slogans; “Do it yourself”, “Cooperate and give to others”, and “Respect nature”. You can enjoy music in nature with everyone, including the artists. This year’s line up is; Foo Fighters, Muse, Ride, 椎名林檎, Bell and Sebastian, clammbon, etc,.

● FUJIROCK FESTIVAL;15
Place:Naeba Ski Resort
Address:202 Mikuni Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata Prefecture
Access:Take a shuttle bus from JR East Japan “Echigo Yuzawa” station
(One way:¥500, and Return way is free)
Inquiry:E-plus customer centre 0570-06-991

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新潟県南魚沼郡 湯沢町三国202

202 Mikuni Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata Prefecture

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Sat, 25th July: Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival in Sumida-ku, Tokyo

It is one of the most famous firework festivals in Japan. It has two sites to launch fireworks, so if you can position yourself somewhere in between, you can see layered fireworks, which is incredibly beautiful. Both sites will be really crowded, so be sure to reserve a place in advance by arriving early.

● Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival
Place:(1st Site)From lower reaches of Sakurabashi bridge to upper stream of Kototoibashi bridge.
(2nd Site)From the lower reaches of Komagatabashi bridge to upper stream of Umayabashi bridge.
Address:Metropolitan Expressway No. 6 Mukojima Route
Access:(1st Site)15 min walk from Tobu Skytree line/ Ginza line/ Toei Asakusa line’s “Asakusa” station.
(2nd Site)5min walk from Toei Asakusa line or Toei Oedo line “Kuramae”station.
Inquiry:03-5608-1111

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首都高速6号向島線

Metropolitan Expressway No. 6 Mukojima Route

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