NATIONAL HOLIDAY & EVENTS IN OCTOBER.
- ●Oct. 9th Health & Sports Day
Zuikisai in Kyoto
It is a festival that expresses gratitude for a good harvest.
It is a typical autumn festival in Kyoto that has continued for about 1 000 years.
The 2nd Sunday
Midosuji Prade Festival in Osaka
(In front of Osaka City Office & between Nanba)
About 10 000 people from various organizations participate in the parade.
Shigaraki Ceramic Festival in Shiga
The second Saturday, Sunday & Monday in October
Location-Shigaraki Town, Shiga Prefecture
Shigaraki Town:Take the train to Ishiyama Stn. on the JR Shigarakikogen Line & take the bus to Shigaraki. About 30 min.
A fire festival at the Shrine dedicated to ceramics, a fireworks
display, sale of Shigaraki pottery & other events are held.
Oct. 14th & 15th
Fighting Festival in Hyogo
Matsubara Hachiman Shrine
It is a fighting festival in Nada where many cities in Hyogo Prefecture are represented.
It is famous on a nationwide scale as a brave, violent festival & is one of the biggest fighting festivals of Japan.
5 min. walk from Shirahamano Miya Stn. on the JR Sanyo Line.
Oct. 15th & 16th
Sakai Festival in Osaka
About 7 000 people from different organizations participate in the parade.
Local products are on display & can be purchased.
(Convention of Sightseeing in Sakai Society)
Jidai Matsuri in Kyoto
There are 2 000 people walking in the 2 km long parade. Over 130 000 people visit Kyoto to watch it. It is one of the Kyoto's three major festivals along with Gion Matsuri & Aoi Matsuri.
Fire Featival in Kurama Kyoto
It is one of Kyoto's three strange festivals & started from middle of the Heian era. About 20 000 spectators visit every year to watch men dancing & shouting while holding big torches.