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Nagoya, 20 Jan.

Kinekosa Festival

Kinekosa Festival Kinekosa Festival

Every year people attend the Kinekosa Festival to pray for protection from evil, prosperity, peace, and a good harvest. The spectacle is impressive: first, the men carry a piece of green bamboo and stand it in the Shonai River. A man then climbs up the bamboo in very cold climate, and the direction in which the bamboo bends or breaks is used to make predictions about the harvest and guide prayers. The festival has been held at Hichishosha Shrine since roughly A.D. 884 and is registered as an intangible cultural asset.

Nagoya Travel Info

Tokyo (Narita) to Kinekosa Festival, Nagoya

    1. Narita Airport

      1 h 10 min

      From 15,000 yen

    2. Chubu Centrair International Airport

      28 min

      1,300 yen

    3. Nagoya Station

      10 min

      250 yen

    4. Iwatsuka Station

      • Walk

      15 min

    5. Kinekosa Festival

      7 Jikamishoro, Iwazukacho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture


All listed travel times and costs are approximate.

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