Festivals of Japan

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

Aomori Nebuta Festival - Aomori

The procession of dozens of large nebuta floats, featuring brave floats and hayashi music with haneto dancers shouting, “Rassera,” light up the summer nights.
Anyone can put on a costume and participate in the festival, which runs along a 3.1 km long course at night on August 2-6 and during the day on August 7. An ocean procession and fireworks festival are held on the night of August 7.

Event Dates Early August every year (tentative)
Event Details ○ August 1
Evening before festival: 18:00 until around 21:00 (Venue: special stage at Aoi Umi Park)
69th Asamushi Onsen Fireworks Festival: 19:00 until around 20:40 (Venue: Asamushi Onsen)
○August 2-3
Children's nebuta (11-12 floats scheduled)/ Large nebuta (15 floats scheduled) procession: 19:10-21:00
○August 4-6
Large nebuta procession (18-22 floats scheduled): 19:10~21:00
* Prizes for nebuta and other awards announced on the 6th.
○August 7
Large nebuta procession (18 floats scheduled): 13:00-15:00
  63rd Aomori Fireworks Festival and Nebuta ocean procession: 19:15 until around 21:00 (Venue: Aomori Port)
Official site https://www.nebuta.or.jp/
Location (venue) National Route 4, National Route 7, and around Shinmachi Street
Address Aomori-shi, Aomori
Price Paid admission. Special reserved gallery seating from August 2-6: 3,000 yen; August 7: Daytime: 3,000 yen, Daytime + evening: 7,000 yen; City-run parking gallery seating is 2,600 yen (unreserved)
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Region Hokkaido Tohoku
Category Bravery, Traditional performing arts

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

update: Aug.10.2018

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