Things to do / Traditional festivals

Aichi: Miya Matsuri

Festival with a 300-year history. The highlight of this festival is Kaichu-Togyo (people carrying floats into the sea and parading around).

Schedule & Key events:
● Oct. 26
1:40 p.m.-6:20 p.m. Parade of four huge floats from each different district to Yatsurugi-jinja Shrine through the city, and demonstration of local performing arts
● Oct. 27
10:45 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Kaichu-Togyo on Miya-kaigan Beach
noon-5:35 p.m. Parade of all floats from Wakamiya-jinja Shrine to Yatsurugi-jinja Shrine
from 12:10 p.m.: Shinto dance performance with music at Wakamiya-jinja Shrine
from 5:45 p.m.: Shinto dance performance with music at Yatsurugi-jinja Shrine

Location: Yatsurugi-jinja Shrine, Wakamiya-jinja Shrine,, Gamagori, Aichi

JR Tokaido Honsen Line to Mikawa-Miya Sta.

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.