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Matsuyama, 26 Sep.

Niihama Taiko Festival

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The Niihama Taiko Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Ehime. A series of 5.5m high Taiko drum-shaped floats, weighing about 3 tons, are paraded through the town. The highlight is the “Kakikurabe,” where the giant floats are taken around the town to entertain the local crowds. When the “Sashiage” – teams of men lifting each float over their heads with shouts of “Sorya! Sorya!” – starts, the crowds erupt in united cheers!

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Tokyo (Narita) to Niihama Taiko Festival, Matsuyama

  1. Narita Airport

    1 h 40 min

    From 6,000 yen

  2. Matsuyama Airport

    • Bus

    15 min

    500 yen

  3. Matsuyama Station

    1 h 15 min

    3,400 yen

  4. Niihama Station

    • Walk

    15 min

  5. Niihama Taiko Festival

    Free

All listed travel times and costs are approximate.