Things to do / Traditional festivals

Shimane: Matsuesai Dou-Gyoretsu

Festival featuring a parade in which about 15 floats, on each of which two or three huge drums called "Dou" are placed, are drawn by children and townspeople while drums are pleasantly beaten by men accompanied with the floats.

Schedule & Key events:
● Oct. 20
11:45 a.m. Floats gather at Matsue Castle
from 1:30 p.m.: Floats parade around Matsue Castle

Location: Matsue Castle and others, Matsue, Shimane

JR San-in Honsen Line to Matsue Sta. From there, take Lake Line bus to Matsue-jo (Otemae) 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.