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Name of Matsuri・Pref・Category Description Location(s)・Access Date(s)
Okashira Shinji [Mie Pref]
Protection from evil・lion dance
Okashira Shinji is a series of Kylin lion dance ritual …
Misonocho Takabuku, Ise City
Iseshi Station on JR and Kintetsu Railway or Ujiyamada Station on Kintetsu Railway
One day during January and February
Aekuni Jinja Annual Festiva [Mie Pref]
Protection from evil・lion dance・Dance
Shishimai is a Kylin lion dance dedicated to deities an…
Ichinomiya, Iga City Aekuni Shrine
Ten minutes drive from JR Sanagu Station
January 3, April 17 and December 5
Owasekukiura-no syogatsu-gyoji [Mie Pref]
Protection from evil・For a good catch
Owasekukiura-no-syogatsu-gyoji means New Year's events …
Kukicho, Owase City Kuki Jinja
Five minutes drive from JR Kuki Station
December 31-January 3
Geita Festival [Mie Pref]
Competition
At dawn on New Year's Day, men from throughout the isla…
Kamishima Island in Toba City
Fifty minutes by municipal liner from Toba Sadahama Port.
December 31 - January 1
tottori5_2 Sakenotsu Tondou [Tottori Pref]
Protection from evil・Fire festival・For a good catch
Tondou, a cone-shaped hut 4-5 meters high, is built and…
Sakenotsu, Ketaka Town, Tottori City
45 min. bus ride from JR Tottori Station to Sakenotsu bus stop
Saturday, Sunday or National Holiday closest to January 15
Nishiichinobe Hadaka Matsuri [Shiga Pref]
Protection from evil・Competition・For a good harvest
Single males of the town over the age of 15, wearing on…
Ichinobe Cho, Higashiomi City Hotokuji
Twenty minutes walk from Omi Railway Ichinobe Station
Middle of January (a day before Coming-of-Age Day)
osaka-shi1 Tug-of-War Ritual [Osaka City・Osaka Pref]
Competition
The ritual originated based on a Japanese myth about Su…
2-9-19 Motomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka City Namba Yasaka Shrine
Five minutes walk from Subway Namba Station
The third Sunday in January
Kayu-ura Shinji [Osaka Pref]
For a good harvest
This is one of fortune-telling Shinto events for the ye…
7-16 Izumoicho, Higashiosaka City Hiraoka Jinja
Two minutes walk from Kintetsu Hiraoka Station
January 11 & 14
Kuzaki-no Nottoshogatsu [Mie Pref]
Protection from evil・For a good catch
This is a unique New Year event held in Kuzaki area. Wo…
Toba City Kuzakicho, Toba City
Forty five minutes drive from Ise IC on Ise Expressway
January 17
Onda Matsuri [Kyoto Pref]
Performing art・For a good harvest
Onda Matsuri features an action of rice planting to anc…
Saganaka, Kizugawa City Saganaka Shrine
Ten minutes walk from Kintetsu Yamadegawa Station
January 15