Gujo Odori

Gujo Odori, or a folk dance meet, open to all, Gujo, Gifu Pref. This is one of the most popular folk dancing events joined by thousands of people in yukata (cotton kimono), to the accompaniment of festival music at several sites around town. It is held on the following days: July 12, 16, 19, 20, 26-28, 30, Aug. 1-5, 7-20, 23, 24, 30, 31, (from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on weekdays and Sundays, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 8 p.m. through 4-5 a.m. from Aug. 13 to 16), and Sept. 6 (from 11 p.m.)

Access: The Nagaragawa Tetsudo Line from Mino-Ota Sta. to Gujo-Hachiman Sta. From there, 5-10 min. by taxi to the site.

Festival information  compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (10th floor, Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan Bldg., 2-10-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.