Early
Nov

Ube Festival

Free

This civic festival has been held annually in Ube City on the shores of the Seto Inland Sea since 1933.

The festival features a parade, a main stage, a street stage, a gourmet zone and a business and study area. The main festival takes place on Sunday with a “pre-festival” in the evening on the preceeding Saturday.

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