Things to do / Traditional festivals

Shizuoka: Shimada Mage Matsuri

Festival featuring a parade of traditional Shimada coiffured women in Yukata (cotton Kimono).   
                                                                       Schedule & Key events:
noon-1:15 p.m. & 3:05 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Parade from Shimada City Office to Uda-ji Temple, stopping some sites where they perform folk dancing
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Demonstration of folk dancing and ceremony in the precincts of Uda-ji temple

Location: Shimada City Office, Uda-ji Temple and others, Shimada, Shizuoka

JR Tokaido Honsen Line to Shimada Sta., and then                      (1) Shimada City Office: walk 10 min. (2) Uda-ji Temple: take bus to Shiminbyoin-mae Bus Stop (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.