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Gion Kashiwazaki Festivalぎおん柏崎まつり


In 1950 Yasaka Shrine Gion Festival and Kashiwazaki commerce and industry festival combined into largest event of summer in Kashiwazaki. Dancers engulf onlookers as they perform folk dances through the streets; an extravaganza of energetic shouts can be heard from the float and portable shrines bearers; followed by one of the three largest fireworks displays in Niigata which is set off from the ocean. This enormous festival is always packed with crowds of people every year.


Nigata Pref. Kashiwazakishi Higashihonchou

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          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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