Niigata: Murakami Taisai

Festival of the shrine, featuring a parade of three mikoshi and 19 oshagiri (beautifully sculptured and lacquered floats) following children in traditional attire and so on.

Schedule & Key events:
● July 7, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Parade along the city's main streets

Location: Haguro-jinja Shrine and others, Murakami, Niigata

JR Uetsu Honsen Line to Murakami Station, and then walk 20 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.