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Niigata: Akatani Dontsuki Matsuri

The festival has an over 700-year history. Local men dressed in only loincloths jostle one another in the shrine precincts to pray for a good harvest and good health throughout the year.

Schedule & Key events:
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Location: Kamiakatani-chinjuzan-jinja Shrine, Shibata, Niigata


Access:
JR Uetsu Honsen Line to Shibata Sta., and then take taxi (30 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.