Narita Gion Matsuri Festival has a history of 1,000 years, and features Mikoshi (a portable shrine) and ten colorful floats parading along the city’s main streets daily during the festival period. On the 8th, the highlight of the festival, Sobiki (carrying Mikoshi and drawing the floats) is held on an approach to the temple from 1 pm, and then Soodori (dancing by townspeople) is performed from 3:40 pm.
Date: Jul 6~8
Place: Shinshoji Temple, Narita, Chiba Pref.
Access: The JR Sobu Narita Line to Narita Sta. or the Keisei Line to Keisei Narita Sta., and then walk 10 min.
Narita Gion Matsuri Festival
July / 2012