Aichi: Atsuta Matsuri (Atsuta-jingu Reisai)

Annual festival of the shrine. This festival features various performances such as kyudo (Japanese-style archery), kendo, atsuta-kagura (Shinto dance with music) and taiko (Japanese drum). If it rains, fireworks display will be postponed until June 6.

Schedule & Key events:
from 10 a.m.: Ritual pray and various performances in the shrine precincts
5:30-8:30 p.m. Five kento makiwara (huge altars with 365 lanterns each) light up beside the torii gates of the shrine
7:40-8:30 p.m. Fireworks display at Jingu Park

Location: Atsuta-jingu Shrine, Jingu Park, Nagoya, Aichi

JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line to Nagoya Station. From there, take (1) JR Tokaido Honsen Line to Atsuta Station, and then walk 8 min.; (2) Meitetsu Nagoya Honsen Line to Jingu-mae Station, and then walk 3 min.

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.