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Maizuru Tanabe-jo Castle Festival
 © Maizuru Tourist Association 
  
This is a festival that focuses on the history and the culture of the castle town Tanabe. There are many events such as a parade of warriors, drums and other performances stages, and the sales of local products.
Date : The end of May
Place: Maizuru Park /  Minamitanabe Maizuru City
Inquiries: Maizuru Tanabe-jo Castle Festival Execution Committee  Tel. 0773-75-0933
Access: 5-minute walk from Nishimaizuru Sta. on the JR Maizuru Line, or from Nishimaizuru Sta. on the KTR Miyazu Line.
 

 

Agata Festival
 
 
© Uji City Tourism Division
 

The bonten-togyo (the deity Bonten’s procession) ritual will start at midnight on June 5. The streets will be filled with outdoor stands. The event, which was originally celebrated by people mainly in the southern Osaka and Sakai area in the Edo era, is famous as a strange festival in the dark.

 
Date : June 5 (Sun.) and 6 (Mon.)
Place: Agata Shrine / 72 Renge Uji, Uji City
Inquiries: 0774-21-3014
Access: 10-minute walk from Uji Station on the Keihan Uji Line, or 15-minute walk from Uji Station on the JR Nara LineParking: There are private parking lots nearby.
 
Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Uji River
©Uji City Tourist Association
The boat departs at 7:00 PM, and enters into the dramatic world of the cormorants and the fishermen in the summer night’s water. Known as a nostalgic summer event, this practice has a history that goes back to the tenth century and is recorded in Konjaku Monogatari and Kagero Nikki, famous Heian era literary works.
Fee for a chartered boat: ¥25,000 for 10 people/¥37,500 for 15 people/¥50,000 for 20 people
Fee for boat ride: ¥1,800 yen for adults /¥900 yen for elementary school students 
 (There are no rides when the water level of the river is too high. Please confirm about the ride in advance)
Date : June 18 (Sat)- September 25 (Sun)
Place: Uji River / Tounokawa Uji Uji City
Inquiries: Uji River Kanko Tsusen   Tel. 0774-21-2328
Access: 10-minute walk from Uji Station on the Keihan Uji Line, or 15-minute walk from Uji Station on the JR Nara Line
 
Beach openings (The start of a swimming season)
©Amanohashidate Tourism Association
July 1 (Fri)
 A Shinto ritual for safety will be held and the start of a swimming season will be celebrated in a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Place:Amanohashidate Swimming Beach・Fuchu Swimming Beach /  Monju Miyazu City
Inquiries:0772-22-8030
(Amanohashidate Tourism Association)
Access: 5-minute walk from Amanohashidate Sta. on the KTR Miyazu Line, or 10-minute drive from Miyazu Amanohashidate I.C. on Kyoto Jukan Highway Ayabe Miyazu Line
 
July 2 (Sat)
A Shinto ritual for safety will be held and children in the local area will make sculptures, using beach sand.
Place: Tango Yura Swimming Beach / Yura Miyazu City 
Inquiries:0772-22-8030
(Amanohashidate Tourism Association)
Access: 5-minute walk from Tango Yura Sta. on the KTR Miyazu Line, or 20-minute drive from Miyazu Amanohashidate Interchange on Kyoto Jukan Highway Ayabe Miyazu Line
 
Tanabata Star Festival
©Keihanna Commemorative Park
Decorations and illuminations for Tanabata Star Festival
Date : July 1 (Fri) to July 7 (Thu)
Fee: ¥200 for adults and ¥100 for elementary and  junior high school students   (Free for entering the Shibafu Hiroba.)
Place: Keihanna Commemorative Park,
 1-banchi 6-chome Seikadai Seika-cho Soraku-gun
Inquiries: 0774-93-1200
Access: Get off at Keihanna Kinen Park Stop (8 mins) by the Nara Kotsu Bus #36, 47 or 48 Line from Shin-hosono Sta. on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line or from Hosono Sta. on the JR Gakkentoshi Line. Or Get off at Keihanna Kinen Park Stop. (14 mins) by the Nara Kotsu Bus #47 Line from Gakken-Nara- tomigaoka Sta. on the Kintetsu Keihanna Line. If you are coming to Suikeien, get off at Watashinoshigotokan Stop and if you are coming to Shibafu Hiroba, get off at Keihanna Kinen Park Stop.
Car : Exit Seikagakken I.C. on Keinawa Highway through R.24 from Kyoto. It takes 50 minutes to go to the park from Kyoto.
Parking: ¥400 for a car ¥1,500 for a bus
 
 
Monjudo Ship Launching Festival
©Amanohashidate Tourism Association
Bonfires will be held along the canal at Amanohashidate at 19:00, a Monju Bosatsu statue will be carried across the sea to a stage by boat and a dragon will begin to dance boisterously to the music of a Chinese gong and drum. Large flowery fireworks will be shot into the night sky. This is a traditional event for Chionji Temple (Monjudo).
Date : July 24 (Sun)
Place: By the rotating bridge at Amanohashidate 
Monju Miyazu City
Inquiries:0772-22-8030
(Amanohashidate Tourism Association)
Access: 3-minute walk from Amanohashidate Sta. on the KTR Miyazu Line, or 10-minute drive from Miyazu Amanohashidate I.C. on Kyoto Jukan Highway Ayabe Miyazu Line.

 

 

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