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Noshiro Nebunagashi Festival

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This ancient festival lives on in Noshiro City.

Noshiro Nebunagashi Festival

Categories:   Traditional, Things to Do

Also known as Yaku-Tanabata, this annual summer festival started hundreds of years ago, and features a parade of large lantern floats moving along to the the sound of traditional flute and taiko drums. During this festival, local citizens come together to pull and perform.

The grand finale includes lighting the shachi ornaments, which are attached to the top of the floats, on fire and setting them adrift the Yoneshiro River.

Take the JR Gono Line to Noshiro Station and walk about 5-minutes to the parade route. Paid parking at surrounding locations are also available.

Festival Dates: August 6th and 7th


Paid Parking Available

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