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Hachioji Matsuri Festival

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Hachiōji Matsuri

Source: Hachiōji-shi

You can enjoy the parade of luxurious floats called the best in Kanto

Hachioji Matsuri Festival is Hachioji’s biggest festival held on 1st Friday to Sunday in August every year.
The highlight is the 19 floats with luxurious sculptures that are also said to be one of the best in Kanto. Eleven of them are designated as Tangible Cultural Properties of Hachioji City.
In addition, there are plenty of events such as carrying of “Sengan-Mikoshi” with a total weight of 4 tons carried by total of 1,600 people, traditional performing arts Lion Dance, Kanto drumming battle performed at 20 places on the Koshu Kaido.


Event Name Hachioji Matsuri Festival
Venue Around Hachioji Station
Dates August 3, 2018 – August 5, 2018
Open Hours 【Holding time of major events】
– Parade of Floats & Carrying of Portable Shrines –
August 4 18:30 – 21:30 (Koshu Kaido)
August 5 17:00 – 21:30 (Koshu Kaido)
– Kanto Drumming Battle –
August 4 14:00 – 16:00 (Koshu Kaido)
– Carrying of “Sengan-Mikoshi” –
August 5 14:00 – 17:00 (Koshu Kaido)
Admission Free
Address Around Hachioji Station

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