This is an annual shrine festival dedicated to the spirit of the lady who entered the Sarusawa pond. A ceremonial procession is held at 5pm, beginning in the city from JR Nara station and walking to Sarusawa pond. Then, traditional ceremonies are performed from 6pm. At 7pm, the flower fan is transferred to a dragon boat, which floats around the Sarusawa pond in order to finally calm the spirit of the lady of the pond, and at the same time pray for people’s happiness.

Source: Japan Festivals

Event Information


Event DateSeptember 13, 2019
VenueSanjo Dori, Nara-shi, Nara-ken, Japan
Access5 minutes on foot from Kintetsu Nara Line Kintetsu-Nara Station
15 minutes on foot from JR Nara Statio
Websitehttps://narashikanko.or.jp/

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