A traditional and annual festival conducted by Hachiman-jinja Shrine on the second Saturday and Sunday in April. The entire town gets wrapped up in the excitement. The major event of the festival is a parade of portable shrines decorated with giant bouquets of pink Japanese paper flowers. On Sunday, another parade is held featuring six traditional festival floats equipped with mechanical dolls designated Tangible Folk Cultural Properties by Gifu Prefecture; parade participants dress up as Momotaro, Urashima Taro, and other Japanese fairy tale characters. A Niwaka performance, a traditional performing art passed down from the Edo period, is held on Sunday evening.
Gifu Pref. Minoshi
Gifu Pref. Minoshi [map]
- 2019/4/13-14 [Flower mikoshi shrine]8:30-15:00Scheduled
[Mino Nagashi Niwaka]Starts from sunset
- Average attendance
- Street stall
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Gifu Main Areas
Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan's greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture's traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.