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[Shimizu Minato Matsuri]

A summer festival enlivened with fireworks over the sea, and 20,000 people all dancing together

"Minato Kappore So-Odori" interlaces traditional dances with original dances like "Minato Kappore" (music by Ryudo Uzaki, lyrics by Yoko Aki), and is danced over two nights by some 20,000 people. The festival has lots of other events besides the dance, such as "Jirocho Dochu", a Shimizu specialty, and the "Kaijo Hanabi Taikai" ("Marine Fireworks Contest"), which boasts around 10,000 fireworks.
Date August 3rd to 5th, 2018
 
Location Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka
Phone +81-54-354-2189 (Shimizu Minato Matsuri Executive Committee) (Japanese only)
Access Minato Kappore So-Odori:Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Shizuoka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 10 minutes, alight at "Shimizu Station", and walk for approx. 1 minutes. Kaijo Hanabi Taikai:Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Shizuoka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 10 minutes, alight at "Shimizu Station", and walk for approx. 15 minutes.
URL http://www.minatokappore.jp/ (Shimizu Minato Matsuri)
http://shizuoka-guide.com/english/ (Shizuoka Guide)
* Depending on the weather and natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / article.
* The Shimizu Minato Matsuri is scheduled to be held every year in August.

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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