The Hikiyama Festival which is held in Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture is one of the Three Great Float Festivals in Japan,and was inscribed on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2016. This festival features wheeled festival floats which are also stages where young boys perform kabuki plays. The festival is also known for ‘kodomo kabuki’ or children’s kabuki.

Event Information


Event DateApril 13 to 16
VenueHachimangu Shrine (Shiga)
Access5mins walk from JR Nagahama Station
AdmissionFree

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