Kagoshima city

Ogionsa Festival

Prayer to bring prosperity and ward off plagues
20 Jul 2019 (Sat) - 21 Jul 2019 (Sun)  
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Gion Matsuri is a traditional festival of Yasaka Jinja shrines all over Japan since the Edo period, and is affectionately known as "Ogionsa" in Kagoshima.

This festival lasts 2 days, with an eve festival "Yoi-matsuri" and the main festival "Hon-matsuri".

The "Hon-matsuri" parade consists of around 3000 people walking about 2km around the city center.

You can experience the feverish excitement and lively cheers of Kagoshima's summer!

■The eve festival "Yoi-matsuri"
Introduction of the parades, stalls

■Main festival "Hon-matsuri"
11:00 Starts at Chuo Park
11:20 Procession goes down Tenmonkan Densha-dori Street from Takamibaba to Asahidori
14:00 Ends at Kagoshima Shokokaigisho building

Basic Information

Event Days 20 Jul 2019 (Sat) - 21 Jul 2019 (Sun)      
Telephone Number099-225-9534  ※Japan's International Country Code is 81
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