Festivals of Japan

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

Shimonoseki Kaikyo Festival - Yamaguchi

The first day of the festival on May 2nd starts with a festival at the tomb of Emperor Antoku and a commemoration of the Heike clan, followed by a Senteisai memorial for Emperor Antoku and the Heike clan, a sea parade of the Genpei Funagassen naval battle, and a procession of brave warriors on May 3rd. May 4th features the Ganryujima Island Festival with a re-enactment of the duel between Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro, plus a picnic concert and other events. (tentative)

Event Dates Early May every year (tentative)
Event Details No fixed time
Official site https://shimonoseki.travel/english/index.html
Location (venue) Main venue: Shimaitoshi Hiroba Park, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
* Other events are at Akama Shrine and other locations around the city.
Address 5-50 Karato-cho, Shimonoseki-shi, Yamaguchi
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Region Chugoku
Category Processions and parades, Shrines and temples

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

update: Aug.10.2018

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