The highlight of the festival is the giant floats.
The highlight of the festival is the giant floats.

Shinjo Matsuri 2024

A festival of giant floats and lots of food

Venue: Shinjo Station When: Late Aug 2024

Shinjo City in Yamagata is proudly home to Shinjo Matsuri, which is arguably the best festival in Tohoku.

This festival, with its history of 250 years, is celebrated from August 24th to 26th every year and consists of city-wide parades of giant floats, each depicting a story, over the three days.

It is also remarkable for hosting over 400 stalls selling food, drink, toys, and even turtles.

Getting there

The festival takes place all around Shinjo Station.

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Kim 4 years ago
Looks like a festival with a great atmosphere!
Elena Lisina 6 years ago
Beautiful photos!

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