Things to do / Traditional festivals

Shiga: Otsu Matsuri

Festival featuring 13 magnificent floats decorated with lighted lanterns and Karakuri-ningyo performed on floats.

Schedule & Key events:
● Oct. 12
evening-9 p.m. Exhibition of floats along the main street
● Oct. 13
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Parade of floats through the city and Karakuri-ningyo performance at Tenson-jinja Shrine and several other sites

Location: Tenson-jinja Shrine and others, Otsu, Shiga

JR Tokaido Honsen Line to Otsu Sta., and then walk 3 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.