Things to do / Traditional festivals

Shiga: Nagahama Hikiyama Matsuri

Festival designated as one of the National Important Intangible Cultural Properties, and registered as the Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, featuring 13 beautifully bedecked floats, on which Kodomo Kabuki (traditional play by boys) are performed, being exhibited daily along the streets in the city.

Schedule & Key events:

Location: Nagahama Hachiman-gu Shrine and others, Nagahama, Shiga

JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line to Maibara Sta. From there, take JR Hokuriku Honsen Line to Nagahama Sta., and then walk 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.

In line with the nationwide state of emergency declared on April 16, the government is strongly requesting that residents stay at home whenever possible and refrain from visiting bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.