Held annually since 1609, this three day festival in the Japan Sea port town of Sakata is renowned for its giant lion head floats and unique wheeled floats.
The festival was originally known as the Sanno Festival but was renamed to the Sakata Festival in commemoration of a major conflagration in the town in 1976.
350 stalls line the parade route selling food, drinks and crafts.
19th May–21st May, 2019
Typical weather at this time
High: 18 ℃ Low: 13 ℃
|Closest station(s):||Sakata Station
Use the Japan Rail Pass to get here.
Link in Japanese