Things to do / Traditional festivals

Miyagi: Shiogama Minato Matsuri

Port Festival featuring a parade of two giant mikoshi of the shrines. If it heavily rains, fireworks display will be postponed to Jul. 20.

Schedule & Key events:
from noon: Parade of two mikoshi on each boat escorted by a fleet of boats, leaving Marine Gate Shiogama for sailing in Matsushima Bay
4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Parade of two mikoshi by townspeople from Marine Gate Shiogama to each shrine, through the city

● July 14 (eve of the festival)
8 p.m.-8:50 p.m. Fireworks display over Shiogama Pier

Location: Shiogama-jinja Shrine, Shiwahiko-jinja Shrine,, Shiogama, Miyagi

JR Senseki Line to Hon-Shiogama Sta., and then walk 10 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.