Festivals of Japan

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

SHINGENーKO FESTIVAL ~The largest samurai parade in the world~ - Yamanashi

The Shingen-ko Festival is one of the prefecture’s premier events that commemorates Sengoku warlord Takeda Shingen, and is held every year on the weekend before his death on April 12. About 1,500 warriors in traditional costumes gather at Maizuru Castle Park to march through the city of Kofu. The world’s largest march like the Sengoku picture scroll is gallant as well as splendid, and worth seeing. Guinness World Records certifies the festival as the largest gathering of samurai in the world.

Event Dates Early April every year (tentative)
Event Details No fixed time
Official site http://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/shingen/english/about.html
Location (venue) Around Kofu Station, Maizuru Castle Park, and central Kofu
Address 1-6-1 Marunouchi, Kofu-shi, Yamanashi
Price Free admission (but paid bleacher seating for the deployment ceremony)
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Region Chubu
Category Bravery, Processions and parades

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

update: Aug.20.2018

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