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:
postponed

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


Access:
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.

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