Kishiwada Danjiri Festival is one of the most famous and thrilling festival in Japan. It take place south of Osaka in September and October. The festival is actually divided into two, the first one is held in September, meanwhile the second one is held in October, which is less famous and smaller but involves more Danjiri. The towns between the Nankai line and the mountains hold their own Danjiri Festivals in October. The main event of Kishiwada Danjiri Festival is the dashing of the mikoshi, or portable shrine, on a 4-ton wooden cart the wheels of which are called Danjiri and which is pulled by 500 to 1000 men, through the streets of Kishiwada. When the mikoshi turns the corner at full speed, it is a most powerful and exciting scene to watch.
PlaceAround JR stations of Kumeda, Shimomatsu and Higashi-Kishiwada
DatesPulling trial September 30(Sun) ,2018
Eve of a festival October 6(Sat) 6:00-22:00
Main festival: 7(Sun) 7:00-22:00