Osaka: Tenjin Matsuri

Festival, with over a 1,000-year history, counted as one of the three grandest festivals in Japan. This festival features horen on the sacred boat, going upstream on Okawa River, followed by a fleet of a hundred of boats decorated with lighted lanterns.

Schedule & Key events:
● July 25
from 3:30 p.m.: Parade of horen from the shrine to Tenjinbashi Bridge
6-9 p.m. Parade of horen on the river
7:30-8:50 p.m. Fireworks display over the river (4,000 fireworks)

Location: Osaka Tenman-gu Shrine, Tenjinbashi Bridge, Kita-ku, Osaka

Osaka Tenman-gu Shrine: (1) Tanimachi Subway Line to Minami-Morimachi Station (Exit 4), and then walk 5 min.; (2) JR Tozai Line to Osaka Tenmangu Station (Exit 3), and then walk 5 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.