[Osaka Tenmangu Shrine Tenjin Matsuri]
Summer tradition of Osaka with a history of more than thousand years
Tenjin Matsuri of Osaka is one of the three greatest festivals in Japan along with Kanda Matsuri of Tokyo and Gion Matsuri of Kyoto. On July 24th, a Shinto ritual, "Yoimiya", is held where shishimai (lion dance) marches the land of the deity. On 25th, "Honmiya" is held where approx. 3,000 people participate in a parade called "rikutogyo" with approx. 100 boats of "funatogyo" sailing upstream on Okawa River. The festival reaches climax with the brilliant coloring of the night sky by hono hanabi fireworks. This a symbolic festival of Osaka with a thousand-year history.
|Address||2-1-8, Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka|
|Phone||+81-6-6353-0025 (Osaka Tenmangu Shrine) (Japanese only)|
|Dates||July 24th (Yoimiya), 25th (Honmiya), 2016|
|Access||Take the Osaka City Subway Midosuji Line from "Shin-Osaka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 6 minutes to "Umeda Station".
Approx. 3-minute walk to Osaka City Subway Tanimachi Line "Higashiumeda Station". Alight at "Minamimorimachi" and walk for approx. 5 minutes.
updated on Aug 31, 2016
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