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Iwate: Morioka Hachiman-gu Reisai & Morioka Aki Matsuri Dashi

Annual Autumn Festival of the shrine featuring gorgeous Dashi (floats) parading in the city daily.

Schedule & Key events:
● Sept. 14
from 1 p.m.: Parade of mikoshi accompanied by the floats from the shrine, through the city
● Sept. 15
from 6 p.m.: Parade of all the floats decorated with lighted lanterns from Morioka Castle site, proceeding on the main streets in the city
● Sept. 16
from 1 p.m.: Yabusame (horseback archery) in the shrine precincts

Location: Morioka Hachiman-gu Shrine,, Morioka, Iwate

Morioka Hachiman-gu Shrine : JR Tohoku Shinkansen Line to Morioka Sta. From there, take bus (for Chabatake) to Hachimangu-mae Bus Stop (15 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.