October 2018 Events

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Traditional Festivals

◆Toda Matsuri
戸田まつり

The dashi and karakuri of Hachiman Shrine. Photo courtesy of Nakagawa Ward
The dashi and karakuri of Hachiman Shrine.
Photo courtesy of Nakagawa Ward

A traditional festival that has continued for over 300 years, the Toda Matsuri is held at five shrines and their surrounding neighborhoods, each with distinctive floats and dances. The five dashi (山車) floats and their unique karakuri marionettes are pulled through the streets of each neighborhood. Each neighborhood’s dashi and karakuri are designated Intangible Folk Cultural Properties of the City of Nagoya, as is the festival itself. This year’s festival is the quadrennial Taisai (大祭 / grand festival), and sees the 5 floats gather at Toda Elementary School.

When: Sat. 6 and Sun. 7 Oct. (Floats gather at Toda Elementary School from 12:00 – 15:00, where there will be dancing and karakuri performances)

Where: Toda Elementary School (戸田小学校) and other locations in Nakagawa Ward (中川区), Toda (戸田)

Access: A 5-minute walk from Toda Sta. (戸田駅) on the Kintetsu Nagoya Line (近鉄名古屋線); or a 10-minute walk from Haruta Sta. (春田駅) on the JR Kansai Line (JR関西線).

 

 

◆Owari Tsushima Aki Matsuri
尾張津島秋まつり

Photo courtesy of Tsushima City Tourism Association
Photo courtesy of Tsushima City Tourism Association

Said to have begun around 300 years ago, a unique feature of the Owari Tsushima Autumn Festival is its extravagant traditional floats, or dashi (山車).
Onlookers enjoy the exciting spectacle of the competing floats, along with the sight of the floats being turned and performances of their karakuri marionettes.
The lantern-adorned Ishidori Matsuri floats (石採祭車) are another highlight, with their gong and taiko drum accompaniment.

When: Sat. 6 and Sun. 7 Oct.

Where: Meitetsu Tsushima Sta. (名鉄津島駅), Tsushima Shrine (津島神社), and other locations in Tsushima City (津島市)

Access: A 15-minute walk west from Tsushima Sta. (津島駅) on the Meitetsu Bisai and Tsushima Lines (名鉄尾西・津島線)

 

 

◆The Ladder-Climbing Shishi of Asakura
朝倉の梯子獅子

Photo courtesy of Chita City
Photo courtesy of Chita City

A Shishi (a mythical, lion-like creature), performed by two men, climbs a 31-step ladder to a nine-meter high scaffold and gives a skillful performance. Watch the creature’s acrobatic feats as it climbs, atop the tower, and as it slides down to earth. Gasp as the bold dance continues while the tower creaks and sways.

When: Sat. 6 Oct. (from 19:00) and Sun. 7 Oct. (11:00, 13:00, 19:00)

Where: Musan Jinja (牟山神社 / Musan Shrine) in Chita City (知多市) Shinchi Aza-Higashiyashiki (新知字東屋敷)

Access: A 3-minute walk south east from Asakura Sta. (朝倉駅) on the Meitetsu Tokoname Line (名鉄常滑線)

Admission: Free

 

 

◆Arimatsu Dashi Matsuri
有松山車まつり

Photo courtesy of Arimatsu Narumi Shibori Kaikan
Photo courtesy of Arimatsu Narumi Shibori Kaikan

The Arimatsu Float Festival is the main autumn observance of Arimatsu Tenmansha Shrine, held on the first Sunday in October (the main festival) with events also held on the preceding day with the Shrine and the Arimatsu Tōkaidō as the main venues.
Records indicate that festive carts were pulled through the streets for the Shrine festival in the Edo period, but the present incarnation of the event began in the Meiji period when each local neighborhood procured a dashi (山車 / festival float).
Consisting of three main parts, the festival eve events (zen’ya-sai / 前夜祭) and the main festival (hon-matsuri / 本祭) are religious ceremonies, while the evening festival (yo-matsuri / 夜祭り) is held for the enjoyment of the locals.

When: Sat. 6 Oct. (festival eve events from 19:00) and Sun. 7 Oct. (main festival from 9:30; evening festival from 18:00)

Where: Arimatsu Tenmansha Shrine (有松天満社), Arimatsu Tōkaidō (有松東海道) and surrounds, Midori Ward (緑区)

Access: A 10-minute walk northwest from Arimatsu Sta. (有松駅) on the Meitetsu Nagoya Line (名鉄名古屋本線)

 

 

◆Hada Matsuri
羽田祭

Parishioners from 19 neighborhoods in central Toyohashi City demonstrate their bravery as they present offerings of around 800 individual tezutsu-hanabi (手筒花火 / handheld fireworks), unique to the eastern Mikawa region, over this two-day festival at Hada Hachiman-gū Shrine, the foremost of the Hachiman-gū shrines in Aichi Prefecture.

When: Sat. 6 Oct. (16:00 – 21:00) and Sun. 7 Oct. (16:30 – 21:00)

Where: 6 Oct.: Hada Hachiman-gū Shrine (羽田八幡宮), 7 Oct.: Matsuba Park (松葉公園) in Toyohashi City (豊橋市)

Access: Hada Hachiman-gū: A 10-minute walk northwest from Toyohashi Sta. (豊橋駅) West Exit (西口), on the Meitetsu Nagoya Line (名鉄名古屋本線) and JR Tōkaidō Line (JR東海道本線); Matsuba Park: A 10-minute walk northeast from Toyohashi Sta. East Exit (東口)

 

 

◆Hikamianego Shrine Reisai
氷上姉子神社例祭

Photo courtesy of Atsuta Shrine
Photo courtesy of Atsuta Shrine

The main annual observance of Hikamianego Shrine (an auxiliary shrine of Atsuta Shrine) is a lively affair featuring traditions of the old Odaka village such as mythical spirits known as shōjō (猩々) and parishioners pulling rare dashi (山車 / floats). Prior to the enshrinement of the sacred sword Kusanagi-no-Mitsurugi (草薙神剣 / the “grass-cutting” sword of ancient legend) at Atsuta Shrine, the treasure was enshrined for a time in this area.

When: Sun. 7 Oct. (from 14:00)

Where: Hikamianego Jinja (氷上姉子神社), Midori Ward (緑区) Ōdaka-chō Hikamiyama (大高町火上山) 1-3

Access: A 20-minute walk west from Ōdaka Sta. (大高駅) on the JR Tōkaidō Line (JR東海道本線)

 

 

◆Konpirasama Festival
金刀比羅さまの例大祭

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Photo courtesy of Endōji Shōtengai

An autumn festival for the local shrine that protects the Endōji Shopping District. There will be o-mikuji (paper fortune-telling slips) in Nagoya dialect, and other unique attractions.

When: Tue. 9 Oct. and Wed. 10 Oct.

Where: Endōji Shopping District (円頓寺商店街), Konpira Shrine (金刀比羅神社) in Nishi Ward (西区)

Access: A short walk from Kokusai Center Sta. (国際センター駅) on the Subway Sakura-dori Line (地下鉄桜通線)

 

 

◆Hanaguruma Shinmeisha Festival – Gathering of the Floats
花車神明社例大祭 山車揃え

Photo courtesy of Hanaguruma Shinmei Shrine
Photo courtesy of Hanaguruma Shinmei Shrine

In central Nagoya, in the area known in the Edo period as Hiroi village, there are three Nagoya-type dashi (山車 / floats), built in the late Edo period, which are pulled through the streets on the day of the annual festival of Hanaguruma Shinmei Shrine.
The Momijigari-sha (紅葉狩車), Nifukujin-sha (二福神車) and the Karako-sha (唐子車) floats are Designated Cultural Assets of Nagoya City, and each carry an elaborate karakuri marionette.
Miraculously surviving the war, nowadays they are a central part of the main festival of the local Shinmei Shrine, gathering at the shrine at around 19:00 to present an offering of karakuri performances.

When: Sat. 13 Oct. (Postponed to Sun. 14 Oct. in the event of rain)

Where: Hanaguruma Shinmei Shrine (花車神明社), in Nakamura Ward (中村区) Meieki 5-13 (名駅5-13) and surrounds

Access: A 5-minute walk southeast from Kokusai Center Sta. (国際センター駅) on the Subway Sakura-dori Line (地下鉄桜通線).

 

 

◆Miya Matsuri
三谷祭

Photo courtesy of Gamagōri City
Photo courtesy of Gamagōri City

Four highly decorative yama (山車 / floats) are pulled through the streets between Yatsurugi Shrine and Wakamiya Shrine in this annual festival in Gamagōri City. The main attraction for spectators is on Sunday morning, when the floats enter the ocean and are pulled by hundreds of men through a 300m stretch of water (from 10:45).

When: Sat. 20 Oct. and Sun. 21 Oct.

Where: Various sites including Yatsurugi Shrine (八劔神社), Wakamiya Shrine (若宮神社), and the beach beside Miya Onsen (三谷温泉) in Miya-chō (三谷町), Gamagōri City (蒲郡市)

Access: Between 3 and 20 minutes’ walk from JR Mikawa-Miya Sta. (三河三谷駅) on the JR Tōkaidō Line (JR東海道本線).

Website: http://www.38fes.jp/ (Japanese)

 

 

◆Higashi Ward 110th Anniversary – Evening Float Gathering
東区制百十周年記念事業「宵の山車揃え」

Photo courtesy of Higashi Ward Office
Photo courtesy of Higashi Ward Office

The five dashi (山車 / festival floats) featured in the Nagoyaka Matsuri Higashi (Higashi Ward Residents’ Festival) assemble in the grounds of Kenchūji Temple. To commemorate the 110th anniversary of the establishment of Higashi Ward, for the first time in 10 years the five dashi will be bedecked with well over a hundred lanterns, making a fantastic sight. The image of the five illuminated floats assembled resembles a scene from an old picture scroll.

When: Sun. 21 Oct. (17:30 – Karakuri marionette performance; 18:30 – dashi pulled through streets; 20:15 – finale) Cancelled in the event of rain.

Where: Kenchūji Temple (建中寺) and surrounding area, Higashi Ward (東区)

Access: A 10-minute walk northeast from Kurumamichi Sta. (車道駅) on the Subway Sakura-dori Line (地下鉄桜通線), or a 6-minute walk southeast from City Bus Yamaguchi-cho (山口町) bus stop.

 

 

◆Atsuta Shrine – Upcoming Events
熱田神宮 近日の神事・例祭

  • Niinamesai / 新嘗祭
Niinamesai at Mita Shrine. Photo courtesy of Atsuta Jingū
Niinamesai at Mita Shrine.
Photo courtesy of Atsuta Jingū

While the Kinensai (祈年祭) observance in spring is held to pray for a rich harvest, in autumn the newly harvested crops are presented in a ritual known as Niinamesai (新嘗祭), to give thanks for the gods’ blessing.
As is the case with the Kinensai, the observance is attended by many farmers (who provide agricultural produce for the shrine’s rituals throughout the year) expressing their gratitude through offerings from their harvest.
The ritual is performed from 10:00 at the Hongū (Main Shrine), Bekkū (Annex Shrine) and 43 auxiliary shrines and undershrines within and outside the Atsuta Shrine precinct, and Mita Shrine (御田神社) from 14:00.

When: Wed. 17 Oct. (from 10:00)

  • Atsuta Kōsha Shūki Taisai / 熱田講社秋季大祭

This autumn festival is held at the Hongū (Main Shrine) to pray for the safety of the worshippers’ associations throughout Japan who pay reverence to Atsuta Shrine.

When: Thu. 1 Nov. (from 11:00)

  • Meijisai / 明治祭

An observance to pay respect to the great virtue of the Emperor Meiji, and pray for the prosperity of the Imperial House and the peace of the nation, held at the Hongū (Main Shrine) and Bekkū (Annex Shrine).

When: Sat. 3 Nov. (from 7:00)

Where: Atsuta Jingū (熱田神宮), Atsuta Ward (熱田区)

Access: A 3-minute walk from Jingū-mae Sta. (神宮前駅) on the Meitetsu Nagoya Line (名鉄名古屋本線); or an 8-minute walk from Atsuta Sta. (熱田駅) on the JR Tōkaidō Line (JR 東海道線); or a 7-minute walk from Jingu Nishi Sta. (神宮西駅) on the Meijo Subway Line (地下鉄名城線).

Website: https://www.atsutajingu.or.jp/

 

 

 

 

Other Events

◆Assembridge Nagoya 2018
アッセンブリッジ・ナゴヤ2018

Assembridge (a fusion of “assemble” and “bridge”) Nagoya is a festival of music and art held throughout the area between Nagoya Port Garden Pier district and Tsukiji-guchi on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays between 6 Oct. and 2 Dec., and many of the events are free. For full program details, see the official website.

Music events – main performances / venues

Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra Septet Concert / Port of Nagoya Gallery (名古屋港ギャラリー)
Mon. 8 Oct. (nat. hol.; 15:00 – 15:45) Admission: Free

François Salque + Shiho Narushima Recital / Port of Nagoya Port House (名古屋港ポートハウス)
Sat. 27 Oct. (19:00 – 20:00) Admission: 1,500 Yen

Sachiko Nakajima Trio Jazz Concert / Port of Nagoya Port Building (名古屋港ポートビル)
Sun. 18 Nov. (13:30 – 14:30) Admission: Free

Art events

Contemporary Art Exhibition: Panorama Garden – Changing Map, Melting Landscape
Keywords: “map” and “landscape.” Talk and other events planned.
Minatomachi POTLUCK BUILDING (港まちポットラックビル), etc.

Website: www.assembridge.nagoya

 

 

◆Cormorant Fishing on the Kiso River
木曽川うかい

Photo courtesy of Inuyama Tourist Association
Photo courtesy of Inuyama Tourist Association

Ukai (鵜飼) is fishing using specially-trained cormorants (鵜 / u) to catch, swallow, and regurgitate the fish. A unique technique passed down through the generations, the first written record of ukai on the Kiso River dates back to 702. Since 1909 it has been one of the area’s premier tourist attractions. Weather and river conditions pending, there are daily ukai tours in Inuyama until the early autumn. Tours last between 1hr 15 min. (without meal) and 2 hrs 30 min. (with meal) and visitors are taken out on special viewing boats to within close proximity of the fishing boats.
There are ukai tours in other parts of Japan, but Inuyama is unique in that ukai fishing is done in the day time as well as at night.

Daytime Ukai

1 Jun. – 15 Oct. 11:30 – 14:00 on Tue., Thu., Sat., Sun. (except 9 Aug. – 10 Aug.)

Cost: Adults 4,500 (4,800) Yen, Children (age 4-11) 3,300 (3,450) Yen; Includes meal. Prices in ( ) are for peak dates.

Evening Ukai

● Dinner tours:

1 Jun. – 31 Aug. 17:45 – 20:15; 1 Sep. – 15 Oct. 17:15 – 19:45. (No tours 10 Aug.)

Cost: Adults 2,600 (2,900) Yen, Children (age 4-11) 1,300 (1,450) Yen. Meal not included. Meals can be ordered when making a reservation. (Meal selection & prices available on website.) A 350 Yen charge per person applies if bringing your own food & drink. Prices in ( ) are for peak dates.

● Sightseeing tours:

1 Jun. – 31 Aug. 19:00 – 20:15; 1 Sep. – 15 Oct. 18:30 – 19:45. (No tours 10 Aug.)

Cost: see Dinner tours above.

Reservations: Kisogawa Kanko, phone: 0568-61-2727 (9:30-18:00; Jun. to 15 Oct.).
Cancelation charges apply. Reservations required for all tours, at least 3 days in advance for tours with meals.

Where: Kiso River (木曽川), Inuyama City (犬山市)

Access: The Ukai Boat Boarding Area is a 5-minute walk north from Inuyamayūen Station (犬山遊園駅) East Exit (東口) on the Meitetsu Inuyama Line (名鉄犬山線).

Website: www.kisogawa-ukai.jp (Japanese)

 

 

◆OFF LINE BUY and TRADE swap meet 10th

One of the largest indoor swap meets in Japan, with over 200 booths of diverse genres including car and bike parts, American items, used clothing, vintage furniture, leather goods and more, plus a variety of events running concurrently, and numerous food and beverage booths.

When: Sat. 13 Oct. (18:00 – Midnight)

Where: Portmesse Nagoya (ポートメッセなごや)

Access: A 5-minute walk from Kinjō-futō Sta. (金城ふ頭駅) on the Aonami Line (あおなみ線)

Admission: 1,200 Yen

Website: http://offlinebuyandtrade.com/ (Japanese)

 

 

◆Tokoname-yaki Matsuri
第52回常滑焼まつり

Tokoname, on the Chita Peninsula, is known as one of Japan’s six ancient kilns and the home of Tokoname ware, or Tokoname-yaki. Ceramic ware has been produced in Tokoname since the late Heian period, and traditional ceramic techniques continue to be handed down.
This two-day event, held at various locations throughout Tokoname City, is not only a great opportunity to pick up some unique ceramic ware, but also try local produce and discover something new with a variety of demonstrations and activities at each venue.

When: Sat. 13 and Sun. 14 Oct.

Where: Boat Race Tokoname (ボートレースとこなめ; 13 Oct. 9:00 – 18:00; 14 Oct. 9:00 – 16:00), CeraMall (Tokoname-yaki Wholesale Industrial Park Cooperative / セラモール[とこなめ焼卸団地協同組合]; 13 & 14 Oct. 9:00 – 17:00), Yakimono Sampomichi (Pottery Path / やきもの散歩道; 13 & 14 Oct. 9:00 – 17:00) and Aeon Mall Tokoname (イオンモール常滑; 13 Oct. 10:00 – 18:00; 14 Oct. 10:00 – 16:00), and other locations in Tokoname City (常滑市)

Access: Venues accessible via Tokoname Sta. (常滑駅) on the Meitetsu Tokoname Line (名鉄常滑線). A free shuttle bus will operate between Tokoname Sta., Boat Race Tokoname, Rinkū Tokoname Sta. (Aeon Mall Tokoname) and CeraMall, departing approximately every 30 minutes between 9:00 and 17:00.

Website: http://tokoname-event.jp/ (Japanese)

 

 

◆JAM BOWL vol.1
ジャムボウル vol.1

Image courtesy of JUNX Jimusho
Image courtesy of JUNX Jimusho

A market event with “the nonexistent” as its theme, featuring toy and variety booths as well as art displays, live painting and other attractions.

When: Sun. 14 Oct. (10:00 – 17:00)

Where: Fukiage Hall (吹上ホール)

Access: A 5-minute walk from Fukiage Sta. (吹上駅) Exit 5 (5番出口) on the Sakura-dori Subway Line (地下鉄桜通線)

Admission: Advance purchase 1,000 Yen (available from Ticket Pia [P-code: 639-899], etc.), 1,200 Yen at door.

Website: https://www.junx-toyshow.com/ (Japanese)

 

 

◆Osu Kannon Antique Market
大須観音 骨董市

Pick up some real bargains at this market, featuring a wide variety of antiques, from tasteful crockery to cute ornaments and toys, and bustling with a diverse cross-section of customers, from elderly antique aficionados to kimono-clad young women.

When: 18th and 28th of every month (early morning to early evening). Market is still held in wet weather.

Where: Osu Kannon Temple precinct (大須観音の境内), Naka Ward

Access: A 3-minute walk east from Osu Kannon Sta. (大須観音駅) Exit 2 (2番出口) on the Subway Tsurumai Line (地下鉄鶴舞線)

 

 

◆Craftsmanship of Owari Nagoya Exhibition
この道ひとすじ「尾張名古屋の職人展」

From traditional techniques to those that support our daily lives, this event features exhibits, demonstrations and sales of items produced by traditional craftsmen of the Owari Nagoya region. You can even experience creating something under the direct tutelage of a craftsperson (fee applies for some activities). There will also be demonstrations of various techniques on stage.

When: Fri. 19 Oct. (10:00 – 18:00), Sat. 20 Oct. (10:00 – 19:00), Sun. 21 Oct. (10:00 – 17:00)

Where: Oasis 21 (オアシス21) Galaxy Platform (銀河の広場) and NHK Nagoya Broadcasting Center Bldg (NHK名古屋放送センタービル) 1F Plaza Wave 21 (プラザウェーブ21) in Higashi Ward (東区)

Access: A 3-minute walk from Sakae Sta. (栄駅) on the Higashiyama or Meijo Subway Lines (地下鉄東山線・名城線)

Admission: Free

Inquiries: City of Nagoya Residents and Economic Bureau Industry and Labor Division, Phone: 052-972-3145 (Japanese)

 

 

◆The 64th Nagoya Festival
第64回名古屋まつり

Photo courtesy of City of Nagoya
Photo courtesy of City of Nagoya

Nagoya’s largest festival at this time of year. The festival’s main attraction is its parade with the procession of around 600 people including local feudal lords Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Dashi festival floats (Designated Cultural Assets of the City of Nagoya), Kagura (神楽) floats (City Cultural Assets) and flamboyant flower cars will also be making appearances. In addition to the parades, events will also be taking place along Hisaya Ōdōri Park (Mochinoki Hiroba [もちのき広場], EDION Hisaya Hiroba [エディオン久屋広場], Angel Hiroba [エンゼル広場]) and Oasis 21 in Sakae and Yaba-chō, and Nagoya Castle.

When: Sat. 20 Oct. and Sun. 21 Oct.

Parade program:

  • Sat. 20 Oct. - 13:40 – Flower cars and “Battle of Sekigahara” warrior / period dress procession departs Nagoya Station → Sasashima → Fushimi → Sakae → ends at Yaba-chō
  • Sun. 21 Oct. - 11:00 – Dashi and children’s mikoshi (portable shrine) parade (to Sakae); Sister Cities Goodwill Parade; Flower cars, Nana-chan and entourage, ” Battle of Sekigahara ” warrior / period dress procession all depart Nagoya City Hall → Sakura-dori Ōtsu → Sakae → Yaba-chō

Access: Nagoya City Hall – Shiyakusho Sta. (市役所駅) on the Subway Meijo Line (地下鉄名城線); Sakae – Sakae Sta. (栄駅) on the Subway Meijo and Higashiyama (東山線) Line; Yaba-chō – Yaba-cho Sta. (矢場町駅) on the Subway Meijo Line.

Admission: Free

Admission will be free to the following City of Nagoya facilities on Sun. 21 Oct.: Nagoya Castle (Nagoya Castle only also Sat. 20 Oct.), Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower, Shirotori Garden, Tokugawaen, Togokusan Fruits Park, Futabakan, Cultural Path Shumokukan, Yokiso Villa, Nagoya City Museum (permanent exhibit only), Nagoya City Art Museum (permanent exhibit only), Nagoya City Science Museum (permanent exhibit only).

Website: http://www.nagoya-festival.jp/

 

 

◆Guided Tour of Mount Komaki in English
小牧山ガイドツアー

Children’s sumo at the festival. Image courtesy of Komaki Interpreting Volunteer Association
Children’s sumo at the festival.
Image courtesy of Komaki Interpreting Volunteer Association

As part of the 39th Komaki Shimin Festival, the Komaki Interpreting Volunteer Association will be holding free English tours of Gyokurinji Temple, the Komaki City Historical Museum, Mount Komaki (festival venue), Mama Kannon Temple, the Menard Art Museum (optional; General Admission 900 Yen, Students 600 Yen), and more to give English speakers the opportunity to learn more about the area! Reservations required.

When: Sun. 21 Oct. (10:00 – 13:00)

Where: Meet at 10:00 at the tourism information center outside Komaki Sta. (小牧駅) on the Meitetsu Komaki Line (名鉄小牧線).

Access: Via the Nagoya City Subway, take the Kamiida Subway Line (地下鉄上飯田線), which merges with the Meitetsu Komaki Line, to Komaki Sta.

Reservations: Call the Komaki Interpreting Volunteer Association (Mr. Saeki) on 090-8072-2817 or e-mail noopy2476@yahoo.co.jp with your name and contact number.

 

 

◆Furusato Delicious Sake, Delicious Food Festival – Nagoya Autumn 2018 –
ふるさと美酒美味まつり~名古屋秋場所2018~

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Aichi, Gifu and Mie prefectures are home to many sake breweries with long histories, where great effort is taken to create the distinct flavor of each brewer’s product. More than 40 breweries from across the three prefectures and around 130 varieties of sake will be assembled for this event where you can partake in the unique flavors of autumn. There will also be a multitude of selected tasty dishes from around the Tokai region to enjoy. Whether you’re a sake lover or not, or even if you don’t drink, you’re bound to discover a new appeal to the Tokai region.

When: Sat. 3 Nov. (nat. hol.) (11:00 – 18:00) and Sun. 4 Nov. (11:00 – 17:00) Will still run in wet weather, but shortened or cancelled in storm conditions.

Where: Hisaya Hiroba (久屋広場) in Hisaya Odori Park (久屋大通公園)

Access: A 2-minute walk from Yaba-cho Sta. (矢場町駅) on the Subway Meijo Line (地下鉄名城線), or a 5-minute walk from Sakae Sta. (栄駅) on the Subway Higashiyama and Meijo Lines (地下鉄東山・名城線) and Meitetsu Seto Line (名鉄瀬戸線).

Admission: Free; Sake tasting ticket (includes sake cup, sake coupon, strap & water) 3,500 Yen advance (available from Ticket Pia [P-Code 991-920], Seven-Eleven, Circle K Sunkus, etc.), 4,000 Yen at door; cash required for food and other items.

Website: http://tokai-tv.com/events/bisyubimimatsuri/

 

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