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Yahiko Lantern Festival弥彦灯籠まつり


The Yahiko Lantern Festival is a lantern ritual passed down from about 1,000 years ago at Yahiko-jinja Shrine in Yahiko Village, Nishi-Kanbara County, Niigata Prefecture. Designated a National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property, various events such as Dai-minyo Nagashi (large folk dancing parade), Geigi (geisha), Push-the-Lantern and the Big Lantern Parade are held over three days. The big lanterns, small dengaku lanterns and the fireworks competition all held on the same day are the must-see highlights. The light from the big lanterns and small dengaku lanterns create a fantastic atmosphere, setting the mood for the festival as if brilliant flowers are blooming in the night sky.

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place Yahiko village Nishikanbara gun Niigata ken
phone 0256943154



Yahiko village Nishikanbara gun Niigata ken [map]



Number of fireworks
250 shots
Paid spectator seating
Not available
Average attendance
In case of stormy weather
Held if light rain
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Niigata Main Areas


Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.

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