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Shiogama Minato Festival 2022

A maritime festival on Shiogama's port featuring a colorful boat parade and fireworks 

Date: 17th–18th July 2022

Location: Shiogama City

Shiogama Minato Festival 2022

(塩竈みなと祭)

Admire the vibrant dragon and pheonix boat parade at Shiogama's Port Festival: Shiogama Minato Festival 2022

Admire the vibrant dragon and pheonix boat parade at Shiogama's Port!

One of the Three Great Boat Festivals in all of Japan takes place here in Shiogama, less than 30 minutes from downtown Sendai! On the evening that precedes the main festival, Matsushima Bay's night sky will light up and sparkle with a large fireworks display.

The main festival takes place on Marine Day, a Japanese national holiday. The celebrations open in the early morning at Shiogama Shrine, where people dressed in white carry the 1 ton heavy omikoshi (portable shrine) down the steep stairway. At mid-day, the festival makes its way to the sea-front with an extravagant boat parade featuring fishing boats waving large flags alongside the spectacularcolorful dragon and phoenix boats. Finally, the omikoshi is carried back through the streets of Shiogama, all the way up to Shiogama Shrine.

Discover the city of Shiogama by follow the procession and admiring the boat parade either on land, or on a sight-seeing boat!

Details

Official Page (Japanese): kankoubussan.shiogama.miyagi.jp

Entry Fee: None

Location: Shiogama City

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