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Name of Matsuri・Pref・Category Description Location(s)・Access Date(s)
Katata Matsuri [Wakayama Pref]
lion dance・Competition・Parade・Dance
The festival features the parade of Kasaboko, which con…
Katata Hachimanjinja shrine
Ten minutes walk from JR Shirahama Station
November 15
Shinnosai Festival [Osaka City・Osaka Pref]
Protection from evil
This is a festival dedicated to the guardian god of Dos…
2-1-8 Doshomachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka City
Three minutes walk from Subway Kitahama Station
Nov 22-23
EPSON DSC picture Nishi-maizuru Ebisu-ichi [Kyoto Pref]
Parade
This festival is 300 years old in relation with Ebisu S…
Nishimaizuru, Maizuru City Shopping street in west district
JR Nishimaizuru Station
Late November
Hyakkoku Odori [Hyogo Pref]
Dance・Rain making
The origin of Hyakkoku Odori, a name of the dance for t…
Sanda City Komausahachiman Shrine
Twenty minutes taxi ride from JR Aino Station
November 23
Kylin lion dance in Oka [Wakayama Pref]
lion dance
Shishimai (lion dance) has two styles; one is called ya…
Kamitonda Cho, Wakayama Prefecture, Yakamijinja
Twenty minutes bus ride from JR Kiitanabe Station to Okayakami-jinja-mae bus stop
November 29 for Yakamijinja and the Day of Ox in July for Tanakajinja
sakai3 Yassai Hossai at Iwatsuta Jinja [Sakai City・Osaka Pref]
Fire festival
This fire festival is based on a local legend in which …
Hamadera Ishizucho Naka, Nishi Ward, Sakai City Iwatsuta Jinja
A minute walk from Nankai bus stop of Sakurai Jinja Mae
December 14
Nenneko Matsuri [Wakayama Pref]
prayer for posterity prosperity・lion dance・Good harvest appreciation
The festival starts around 6 a.m., when a girl with a r…
Konohajinja
Two minutes walk from JR Shingu Station
December 1
nara2 Kasuga Wakamiya Onmatsuri [Nara pref]
Parade・For a good harvest
This is an annual celebration held by Wakamiya shrine, …
Kasuganocho, Nara City Kasugataisha
The last stop on Kasuga Taisha Honden bus route, which can be reached from Nara Station on the JR or Kintetsu Line. (Eight minutes bus ride)
December 15 -18
Ise Daikagura [Mie Pref]
Performing art
Ise Kagura is a sacred music and dance performance at I…
155 Tayu, Kuwana City Masuda Jinja
Twenty minutes walk from Kuwana Station on JR and Kintetsu Railway
December 24