Held before the “Sports Day” holiday in Japan, Otsu Hikiyama festival is one of Shiga’s largest festivals. The festival is celebrated by parading 13 stunning Mikoshi floates around the city. The celebration centers on the area around Tenson-Jija shrine near Otsu Station.

The Otsu Hikiyama festival is one of Lake Biwa’s three great events, which originated during the Edo period to celebrate the prosperity of the city.

Event Information


Event DateOctober 12- 13, 2019
Main Event will take place on October 13.
VenueArea around Tenson-Jija shrine near Otsu station
AccessNearest station Otsu Station
AdmissionFree
Websitehttp://www.otsu-matsuri.jp/home/

*All event details are subject to change. We will keep you posted for any necessary changes.