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Osaka: Danjiri Matsuri

Festival known as one of the most powerful and exciting festivals in Japan. Men wearing happi coats pull over 30 beautifully-bedecked floats on the city's main streets.

Schedule & Key events:
● Sept. 16, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Parade of floats
● Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Parade of floats
● daily 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Floats with lanterns light up

Location: Kishiwada, Osaka


Access:
Nankai Honsen Line to Kishiwada Station.


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.