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Experience Nagatoro’s traditional festivals

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

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18. August. 2019

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Like many of Japan’s towns and cities, Nagatoro loves festivals and numerous celebrations take place throughout the year.

The most famous of these is the Chichibu Yomatsuri (“Chichibu Night Festival”), which is one of the top three float festivals in Japan and has been designated as National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.

Other highlights on the yearly calendar include the Nagatoro Fire Festival and the Daruma Ichi (“Daruma Doll Festival”). Also worth visiting is the summer Funadama Festival when around 1,000 lanterns float down the Arakawa River and fireworks are released from the bank opposite Nagatoro Iwadatami.

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Japan is famous for its festivals, with almost every town, city and district holding events for all the community to participate in every year. ” …

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