Late
Jul

Ono-Hiyoshi Shrine Sanno Festival

7:00am – 9:00pm
Free

A large traditional festival which welcomes summer, the festivities stretch over two days and contains some great unique performances. The first day is demon payment day, aka Yahikobaba, and there is a mikoshi parade through the town. On the second day is the Lion Dance before all characters and participants are joined together at the shrine for the climax of the festival. The unusual costumes and performances have been deemed an Intangible Folk Cultural Property and are unique to the area. Although Mitsuya station is closer, you can catch a bus from JR Kanazawa Station to Ohno Center which is around 5 minutes from the festival area.

All the public performances and parades have been canceled for 2020. Only the religious rites will take place.

Get the best Japan Cheapo hacks direct to your inbox

Related Events
  • Sun, Apr
    11

    Kawanishi Genji Festival

    Cancelled

    This festival celebrates the classic work of Japanese literature Tale of Genji, by 11th century author Murasaki Shikibu. A parade will feature various characters dressed in Heian period garb – considered to be the height of classical Japanese culture. Genji […]

    10:00am – 3:30pm
    Free
  • Kyo odori
    Apr 2
    ~
    Apr 11

    Kyo Odori

    Held by the Miyagawa-cho district of Kyoto, this is one of the younger performances from the city tradition as it only started in 1950. The style is considered similar to Kabuki theater as it has seven scenes and the area […]

    ¥3,000 – ¥5,000
  • Apr 7
    ~
    Apr 13

    Hiroshima Mint Cherry Blossom Viewing

    Like the head office in Osaka, the Hiroshima branch of the Japan Mint has a garden of late blossoming yaezakura cherry trees. The garden boasts 63 multi petaled varieties of sakura and 219 trees. Regular old somei yoshino cherry blossoms […]

    10:00am – 8:00pm
    Free