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Jul 29

Naoetsu Gion Festival


In July each year, there are a number of Gion festivals that happen throughout Japan, the most famous of which happens in Kyoto.

The highlight of the Naoetsu Gion Matsuri, which runs from July 26th to the 29th, is the fireworks display from 8pm to 9:45pm on the evening of the 26th.

This will be the first time the fireworks have gone ahead since 2019. Organizers say there will be fewer fireworks and fewer people admitted to the viewing area than in previous years.

The venue for the fireworks is the mouth of the Seki River in Joetsu City.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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