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Nagoya, which is known for excellent performing arts nurtured by its long history and tradition, offers various kinds of events. You can enjoy seasonal events all year around.

Nagoya Port Festival

The main site for the Nagoya Port Festival is Garden Futou (wharf) at the Port of Nagoya. Visitors can enjoy various types of events related to the sea at the festival. The last event of this festival is a fireworks display. The sky is beautifully filled with fireworks, including a “melody hanabi” performance (fireworks synchronized with music).

PlaceNagoya Port
URLhttp://www.nagoya-port-festival.com/External Link

Satsuki Azalea

Starting Saturday, May 21, the Satsuki Azalea Competition will begin at Nagoya Castle! Around 300 Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Trees will give beautiful color to the early summer Nagoya Castle.

Satsuki Azalea

・Blooming Period: From May 10 to around June 20

・Named after the old lunar calendar month it blooms, Satsuki (May)

・Species of Rhododendron indicum, a type of azalea

・Japanese Language of Flowers meaning: Cooperation

Dates: Saturday May 20 to June 5, 2017
Location: Nishinomaru Area, Nagoya Castle 

ScheduleSaturday May 20 to June 5, 2017
PlaceNagoya castle
AccessSubway Meijo-Line Shiyakusho station
Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus Me-Guru Nagoya Castle station
URLhttp://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/13_english/index.htmlExternal Link

Arimatsu Shibori (Tie-Dying) Festival

The Arimatsu Shibori Festival is held annually all around Arimatsu. Old-fashioned stores and houses still remain along the Tokaido road. The shops for tie-dyed products on the main roads are reproduced from the Edo period. Additionally, demonstrations of tie-dying, tie-dying lessons for visitors, and parades are performed. 

Schedule3th and 4th of June
PlaceArimatsu district
URLhttp://www.shibori-kaikan.com/kaikan-e.htmlExternal Link
ContactArimatsu-Narumi Tie-Dying Museum

The 4th Tebasaki Summit® in 2017

Approximately 20 stores from all over the country gather, and the winner of a tebasaki (chicken wing)-eating contest's grand prize is chosen by all.
*Held even in rainy weather

Tebasaki, or chicken wings, are Nagoya's famous local specialty. They are deep fried once at a low heat and again at a high heat, and flavored with a sweet and spicy sauce, pepper, or other seasonings. With a soft inside and crunchy outside, they are outstanding with beer.

ScheduleThe second Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in June
PlaceHisaya-Odori Park
AccessSakae Station on the Meijo and Higashiyama subway lines
Sakaemachi Station on the Meitetsu Line
URLhttp://www.tebasaki-summit.com/External Link
Admission FeeFree admission (Charges for food and drink.)

Atsuta Festival (Shobusai Festival)

The Atsuta festival is the biggest festival among the approximately 70 events held at Atsuta Shrine each year. An imperial envoy is sent to the shrine to offer goheimotsu (strips of white paper for Shinto rituals). Atsuta Shrine and its environs are filled with such attractions as kentou makiwara (light tributes tied with straw), fireworks at Jingu Koen (Shrine Park), various martial arts and entertainment competitions, and kodomo mikoshi (portable shrines for children).

ScheduleJune 5th
PlaceAtsuta Shrine
ContactAtsuta Shrine

Tokugawaen Festival Float Parade

See the five floats come together from Tsutsui-cho and Deki-machi's ancient past at the heart of the festival at Tokugawaen. Tsutsui-cho was a town of merchants and the residences of samurai warriors, and Deki-machi was a prosperous town of craftsmen. The Tenno Festival was performed in the two neighboring towns from the Edo era to ensure good health throughout, and traditional karakuri mechanized doll performances can be seen.

ScheduleThe first Sunday in June.
*Cancellation possible due to rainy weather the day before or day of.
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
PlaceThe square in front of Tokugawa Art Museum
Access●3-minute walk from the city bus and Meitetsu Bus Tokugawaen Shindeki Bus Stop
●Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus Tokugawa Art Museum Bus Stop
●10-minute walk from the south exit of Ozone Station on the JR Chuo Line
URLhttps://www.tokugawaen.aichi.jp/External Link
Admission FeeFree

Wakamiya Festival

This festival is held at Wakamiya Hachimansha Shrine, Sochinju (a general village shrine) in Nagoya as a big annual festival. The Fukurokuju-sha is a float registered as a cultural property and is very valuable in that it carries four wind-up dolls. Shinyotogyo-Dashihoei (a Shinto ritual to carry a portable shrine and a float) was resumed at the 1985 festival. When the procession of floats are brought out and carried through Nagoya, it resembles ancient picture scrolls showing the traditional ritual.

ScheduleMay 15th and 16th
PlaceWakamiya Hachiman-sha (Wakamiya Hachiman Shrine)
URLhttp://www.ohsu.co.jp/wakamiya.htmlExternal Link
ContactWakamiya Hachiman-sha (Wakamiya Hachiman Shrine)

Noritake Garden ~colorful carp streamer KOINOBORI in the forest~

Gorgeous 50 colorful KOINOBORI,carp streamer float in the sky!

Koinobori is a symbol for Children's Day of May 5th, celebrating childrens
good health and bright future.

You will be completely fell in love with those brilliant carps in the sky.



ScheduleFrom the beginning of April to the end of May
PlaceNoritake Garden
Access5 minutes walk from Kamejima station on Higashiyama line.
URLhttp://www.noritake.co.jp/mori/External Link
Admission Feefree

Special Collection of Nagoya Flower Viewing Events in 2017

Spring! Cherry blossoms! Flower viewing! Here are the famous cherry blossom spots and flower viewing events in Nagoya.

Nagoya Castle

Number of trees: About 1,000
Best viewing time: The end of March-beginning of April
Access method: Shiyakusho on the subway
Tel: +81-52-231-1700
◆Nagoya Castle Haru no Jin Festival
March 25-May 7, 2017
Illumination (until 7:30 p.m.)
March 25-April 9

Nagoya Castle

Tsuruma Park

Number of trees: About 750
Best viewing time: The end of March-beginning of April
Access method: Tsurumai on the subway and JR line
Tel: +81-52-733-8340
◆Tsuruma Park Flower Festival
March 24-June 11, 2017
Illumination (until 9:30 p.m.)
March 24-April 6

Tsuruma Park

Banks of the Yamazaki River

Number of trees: About 600
Best viewing time: The end of March-beginning of April
Access method: Shidai Yakugakubu city bus stop, Mizuho Kuyakusho on the subway
Tel: +81-52-831-6161

March 27-April 4, 2017 (until 9:00 p.m.)

Banks of the Yamazaki River

Shonai Ryokuchi Park

Number of trees: About 700
Best viewing time: The end of March-beginning of April
Access method: Shonai Ryokuchi Koen on the subway
Tel: +81-52-503-1010
◆Canola Flowers and Cherry Blossoms Festival
March 25-April 9, 2017

Shonai Ryokuchi Park

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Number of trees: 3,800
Best viewing time: The end of March-beginning of April
Access method: Higashiyama Koen and Hoshigaoka on the subway
Tel: +81-52-782-2111
◆Experience! Amazement! Higashiyama! Higashiyama 80th
March 18-June 4, 2017

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Meijo Park

Number of trees: 800
Best viewing time: The end of March
Access method: Meijo Koen on the subway
Tel: +81-52-911-8165

Meijo Park

Shirotori Garden Cherry Blossom Viewing Event

Date held: March 25 (Sat), March 26 (Sun), April 1 (Sat), and April 2 (Sun), 2017
Location: Shirotori Garden
Enjoy green tea while gazing upon the garden in early spring at this city flower viewing and tea party

Shirotori Garden Cherry Blossom Viewing Event

Heiwa Park

Number of trees: 2,300
Best viewing time: The beginning of April
Access method: Heiwa Koen Minami city bus stop
Tel: +81-52-782-2111

Heiwa Park

Nagoya City Togokusan Fruits Park

Number of trees: About 1,000
Best viewing time: The beginning of April-middle of April
Access method: Togokusan Fruits Park city bus stop
Tel: +81-52-736-3344
◆Weeping Cherry Blossom Festival
April 4-April 13, 2017

Nagoya City Togokusan Fruits Park

Marathon Festival Nagoya/Aichi

This is a marathon festival held together with the "Nagoya Women's Marathon" with 20,000 participants, and the "Nagoya City Marathon," and includes the Marathon Expo at Nagoya Dome, featuring sporting-related booths, food stands, and various events.

ScheduleThe middle of March
PlaceNagoya Dome
AccessNagoya Dome-mae Yada on the subway
URLhttp://marathon-festival.com/External Link
Admission FeeFree
Free to view
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