Shinjo Matsuri

A festival of giant floats and lots of food

Aug 24
Aug 26
Venue: Abies When: Aug 24th - Aug 26th 2019 ,  8:30am - 8:00pm

The otherwise unremarkable city of Shinjo, in Yamagata, is proudly home to Shinjo Matsuri, which is arguably the best festival in Touhoku.

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.

Sep 4, 2013

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Elena Lisina a year ago
Beautiful photos!