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Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 05, 2015

Atsuta Festival

The Atsuta Jingu Shrine is one of the most venerable in the whole of Japan so this festival is especially important and sees the performance of religious rites inside the shrine, while a spectacular martial arts competition is held outside. It’s a great atmosphere with jolly street entertainers amusing the crowds. The day closes with the lighting of paper lanterns and fireworks.


Jun 06, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015

Dekimachi Tenno Festival

This much-loved festival involves five antique floats being pushed by locals around various neighbourhoods. On the morning of the 7th, the floats all congregate in the courtyard outside the Tokugawa Garden, the “karakuri” mechanised dolls on the floats lurch into life and traditional music is played.


Jul 12, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015

Nagoya Basho

Everyone should see a Sumo event at least once. The mid-year Nagoya Basho is the most important of the year’s six Grand Sumo Tournaments, where wrestlers tussle to reach the rank of yokozuna, or Grand Champion. It’s a spectacle not to be missed.