Festivals of Japan

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.


The Yosakoi Soran Festival, started in 1992, has its roots in the Yosakoi Festival of Kochi Prefecture, and is a blend of the Yosakoi Festival’s Naruko clappers and Hokkaido’s soran bushi folk songs.
Dancers wearing colorful costumes and Naruko clappers showcase wonderful dances set in Sapporo’s Odori Park to the melodies of soran bushi.

The festival has grown into an event with 27,000 participants in 270 teams, and about 2 million visitors. The festival extends beyond the boundaries of regions and generations and aims to bring excitement and energy to people and the region.

Date Early June - Mid-June every year (tentative)
Time June.7 - June.9 18:00-22:00
June.7 - June.11 10:00-22:00
Official site http://www.yosakoi-soran.jp/about.html#english
Location (venue) YOSAKOI Soran Festival in Odori Park
Address 8 Odorinishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
Price All 20 venues across the city are essentially free admission
Parade gallery seating and main stage gallery seating at the main venue in Odori Park from 500 to 5,000 yen. *Prices subject to change.
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Region Hokkaido Tohoku
Category Dance, Processions and parades

Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.

update: Aug.10.2018

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