Sendai Aoba Festival


First held in 1655, the Sendai Aoba Festival takes place at the beginning of the warm season in early May.

What happens?

The Yoi Matsuri on Saturday night features the Suzume Odori, the Sparrow Dance, performed by thousands of dancers. On Sunday, many mikoshi shrines and large yamaboko floats are paraded down the city streets. Food, crafts and various stalls will be available.

How to get there

The main location of the Sendai Aoba Festival is Jozenji Street in central Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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