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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


Access:
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.