Event Calendar

Nagahama Shusse Matsuri
  • Nagahama Shusse Matsuri
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:October through Early November
  • Many events are being held during the festival period from Oct. through early Nov., including a worr...
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Sho-Edo Hikone Castle Festival
  • Sho-Edo Hikone Castle Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Late October to Early November
  • This festival is held on the weekend and holidays of late October through early November to celebrat...
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Hiwatari Shinji
  • Hiwatari Shinji
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:February 25th
  • A ceremony of early spring to purge evil with sacred fire and pray for prosperity and safety in the ...
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Nagahama Dwarf Plum Tree Exhibition
Hino Matsuri
  • Hino Matsuri
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:May 2nd to 3rd
  • A spring festival with more than 800 year history. With a dozen floats and three portable shrines re...
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Nabekanmuri Matsuri
  • Nabekanmuri Matsuri
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:May 3rd
  • Nabekanmuri matsuri means "pan-coronate" festival. This is because eight-year-old girls wearing trad...
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Fireworks of Shinoda
  • Fireworks of Shinoda
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:May 4th
  • This is a festival with old-style fireworks that has its origin in the tradition of dedicating firew...
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Yokaichi Odako Matsuri
  • Yokaichi Odako Matsuri
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Fourth Sunday in May
  • Various events associated with kites are held, focusing on kiteflying of a number of kites. Kites in...
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Lake Biwa Fireworks Festival
  • Lake Biwa Fireworks Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Early August
  • One of the biggest summer night events in the area with about 10,000 fireworks being set off.
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Kinomoto Jizo Festival
  • Kinomoto Jizo Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:August 22nd to 25th
  • A festival of Kinomoto Jizo, a well-known divinity who protects people from eye diseases.
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