Said to have originated in the Edo period, the Gion festival of Suga Shrine is a large celebration which merged with a commercial festival in 1970, by the people of Numata City. The festival consists of Suga Shrine and Haruna Shrine's legendary mikoshi (portable shrines) carried and displayed throughout town; parade of mando floats and tengu palanquins which are only carried by women; a 1000-person dance; as well as various Shinto rituals and events. The entire city comes alive with festivities.
- Gunma Pref. Numatashi Nishikurauchimachi 780 [ map ]
- 2019/8/3-8/5 13:30-22:00
- Average attendance
- Street stall
※※ About 100spaces
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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Gunma prefecture is synonymous with onsen. Natural hot spring water sources throughout the prefecture have given rise to a series of small onsen towns, each set among luscious mountains. At Kusatsu, Ikaho, and Minakami, traditional indoor and outdoor bathing experiences are served hand in hand with irresistible onsen-themed food, including steam-cooked eggs and custard pudding.