Himeji Yukata Festival

22nd Jun–24th Jun, 2018 4:30pm – 9:30pm
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The Himeji Yukata festival is the oldest festival of its type in Japan, dating back more than 260 years.

Yukata are the light and often very bright kimonos worn in Japan during the summer months. While yukata are a part of most summer festivals, it’s the main point of this one so people make an extra effort with their yukata. Reportedly, 70% of festival goers come kitted out in their yukata.

The evening festival (it runs from 4:30pm until 9:30pm) features around 700 food and drink stalls along with entertainment. If you get in on the yukata action yourself, you’re entitled to some discounts. In particular, entry to the zoo, museum and Himeji Castle is free.

Dates: 22nd Jun–24th Jun, 2018
Start/End Time: 4:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Himeji Park
Entry: Free
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Jun 22nd (Fri)
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Max: 29°C
Min: 18°C
Jun 23rd (Sat)
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Max: 26°C
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Jun 24th (Sun)
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Closest station(s): JR HImeji Station
Web: http://yukata.maturi.hyogo...
Link in Japanese
Area: Hyogo
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