Aomori Nebuta Festival

2nd Aug–7th Aug, 2019 7:00pm
Aomori's famous Nebuta Festival | Photo by Autan used under CC

This festival for which Aomori is most famous takes place in Aomori City during the week of August 2nd to August 7th. The main procession of the festival consists of large internally lit floats depicting kabuki scenes that are wheeled around wildly from side to side. Members of the public are free to join in as long as they are wearing the required haneto costume.

The Aomori Nebuta schedule sees parades on each evening for the first five days with a procession of floats happening during the day on the final day with a large fireworks festival in the evening.

In addition to the Aomori Nebuta, there are similar festivals throughout the Tsugaru Plain including Hirosaki Neputa, Goshogawara Nebuta, Hirakawa Nebuta and Kuroishi Nebuta.

If travelling to Aomori for Nebuta, you should make sure to book your accommodation in advance. You can do this, and secure viewing seats too, via Japanican.

Dates: 2nd Aug–7th Aug, 2019
Start/End Time: 7:00pm
Name in Japanese: 青森ねぶた祭り
Venue: Aomori City Hall
Entry: Free
Typical weather at this time
High: 26 ℃Low: 21 ℃
Powered by Dark Sky
Access: 1.2 km from Aomori Station Ōu Main Line
Link in Japanese
Area: Aomori
We do our best to make sure event info is correct. However, all event details are subject to change.

Get the best Japan Cheapo hacks direct to your inbox

Recommended hotels located nearby

Questions or comments about this article? Start a thread on our community forum