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Minamichita-Town Himakajima Gion Festival & Fireworks
(Himakajima Gion Matsuri Hanabi Taikai)

Date : 07/09/2022


  • Himakajima Gion Festival & Fireworks (Himakajima Gion Matsuri Hanabi Taikai)
  • Himakajima Gion Festival & Fireworks (Himakajima Gion Matsuri Hanabi Taikai)

The Fantastic Lantern Boat "Horoku" and Fireworks Festival

A traditional summer festival with history dating back over 250 years ago, held yearly at famous Himakajima Island. The main attractions of the Gion Festival are the rituals with the Horoku boat decorated with countless "Kento" votive lanterns and the amazing fireworks display - a show of lights made all the more impressive due to the absence of nearby artificial illumination, as it is, of course, in the middle of the sea. At the climax of the ceremonies, the youngsters dressed in ritualistic loincloths lighting all the lanterns collected from the households and floating them on the sea makes for another spectacular sight.

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : July 9 (Saturday), 2022
Place : Hikajima Island western coastal area swimming beach
Location : 〒470-3504
Minamichita-Town, Himakajima Island western coastal area (Nishihama Beach)
Parking : Morozaki Port Parking Lot, paid (cap. 193 cars, 100 yen/hour)
*: No parking available on the island.
Phone number : 0569-68-2388 (Himakajima Tourist Association)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    ・From Nagoya Station, take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line. Alight at Utsumi station and take the Minamichita-cho Community Bus. Alight at "Morozakiko" stop and take the Meitetsu Sightseeing Boat to Himakajima Port.
    ・From Nagoya Station, take the Meitetsu Kowa Line. Alight at Kowa station and walk 10 min. to the Kowa Sea Port. At the Kowa Sea Port, take the Meitetsu Sightseeing Boat to Himakajima Port.
    ・From Toyohashi Station on the JR Tokaido Main Line, take the Toyotetsu Bus Irago Main Line. Alight at "Irako-Misaki" stop and take the Meitetsu Sightseeing Boat to Himakajima Port.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Drive for 10 min. from the Minamichita Road Toyooka I.C. to Morozaki Port. Take the Meitetsu Sightseeing Boat to Himakajima Port.

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