Domannaka Festival 2024


The Nippon Domannaka Festival (called the Domatsuri for short) is the largest team dance festival in the Chūbu region of central Japan and one of Nagoya‘s most well-known events.

What happens?

Having started in 1999, the festival is open to a wide variety of dance styles and features teams from throughout Japan and also from overseas. In normal years, the 23,000 performers attract an estimated audience of 1.85 million people.

The only rules are that the dance teams have costumes reflecting their local traditions and that they carry a naruko (small clapper).

Schedule 2023

This year the festival will be held over three days in Hisaya Odori Park and other venues in Nagoya.

If you’re looking for something to do in Aichi’s biggest city, check our events in Nagoya section.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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