関西在住の外国人家族のための遊び場情報サイトです。
This website is to provide information about Kansai to foreign families.

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NATIONAL HOLIDAY & EVENTS IN JULY.

  • kik_title-1.gif●The 3rd Monday-Marine Day

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Jul. 1st -31st

Gion Festival in Kyoto

Yasaka Shrine

http://kyoto.kibune.or.jp/jinja/index.html
It is a 1 100 year old festival of Yasaka Shrine that was started in 869.
Various Shrines hold services & events from July 1st to 31st. Kyoto's Gion festival is one of the most popular festivals in all of Japan
The 17th & the 24th are the main days.

Jul. 2nd

Kengyu Festival in Osaka

Ishikiri Shrine

http://www.heianjingu.or.jp/
There is a parade around a statue of a cow to thank him for his hard work & offerings are made.

Jul. 7th

Star Festival in Kyoto

Kitano Tenmangu

To pray for health during the summer & to offer seasonal food to the God.

Kiyomizu Temple

Love Shrine Festival
TEL:075-541-2097
Wishes are hung on Sasatake & prayers are made for success in love.

Jul. 12th - 13rd

Danjiri Festival in Osaka

Kumata Jinja

300 000 visitors.
TEL:06 6791 0208
A 5 min. walk from Hirano Stn. on the JR Yamatoji Line

Jul. 14th

Nachi's Fire Festival in Wakayama

Kumanonachi Taisha

Nachikatsuura-cho
One of Japan's three major fire festivals
It is a great festival that over 10 000 people see every year.
TEL:0735-55-0321

Middle of July

Fireworks in Tempozan Osaka

Tempozan Harbor Village

Festival of fireworks with images of the sea & fish.
3 000 fireworks
TEL:06-6576-5501

Ashiya Summer Carnival in Hyogo

Minamiashiya

There is a dragon boat race & small firewords..
3 000 fireworks

Jul. 24th & 25th

Tenjin Festival in Osaka

Osaka Temmangu Shrine:

Osaka Pref. Location-Kita-ku,Osaka
One of the three major festivals in Japan. With more than
a hundred ferry boats and prayer boats, the festival reaches
a climax with spectacular fireworks. 4000 fireworks

*7 min. walk from Minami-morimachi Stn. on the Tanimachi/Sakaisuji Subway Line;
*5 min. walk from Osaka Temmangu Stn. on the JR Tozai Line
TEL:06 6353 0025

Jul. 31st

Kishiwada Minato Festival in Osaka

The fireworks going off over the Han'nan port are wonderful. 1 500 fireworks
TEL:0724-23-9618

Jul. 31st & Aug. 10th

Shirahama Fireworks in Wakayama

This is a popular sightseeing resort destination in the summer.
The 2 000 fireworks are beautiful over the sea at night

Marine Day of July - Aug. 1st

Sumiyoshi Taisha Summer Festival in Osaka

Sumiyoshi Taisha
It is the last grand festival of the summer in Osaka.
There is a mikoshi parade.

Fireworks in Osaka

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Tempozan Fireworks Festival / 3 000 fireworks

Tempozan Harbor Village /
Middle of July

Festival of fireworks with images of the sea & fish.
TEL:06-6576-5501

Tenjin Festival / 4 000 fireworks

July 24th & 25th
Osaka Temmangu Shrine

Osaka Pref. Location-Kita-ku,Osaka
7 min. walk from Minamimorimachi Stn. on the Tanimachi/Sakaisuji Subway Line
5 min. walk from Osaka Temmangu Stn. on the JR Tozai Line
One of the three major festivals in Japan. With more than
a hundred ferry boats and prayer boats, the festival reaches
a climax with spectacular fireworks.

Fireworks in Hyogo

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Ashiya Summer Carnival / 3 000 fireworks

Jul. 23rd

Minamiashiya
There is a dragon boat race & fireworks.

Southern Awaji Fireworks / 3 000 fireworks

Jul. 30th

3 000 fireworks are set off over the ocean.

Fireworks in Kyoto

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Ayabe Minazuki Festival / 4 000 fireworks

Jul. 23rd

About 10 000 paper lanterns are released into the sea & fireworks are set off.

Minato Maizuru Festival / 5 000 fireworks

Jul. 31st

1 600 dancers dance.

Kameoka Hozu River Festival / 7 000 fireworks

Jul. 31st

Special fireworks can be seen.

Fireworks in Nara

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Fireworks Festival of Katsuragi / 3 000 fireworks

Jul. 15th

3 000 fireworks are set off.

Yoshino River Fireworks / 3 000 fireworks

Jul. 15th

Fireworks are held for two days.
The first day paper lanterns are released into the Yoshino river & fireworks are set off.
The second day there is a laser & music show along with fireworks.

Fireworks in Wakayama

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Starlight illusion / 6 000 - 7 000 fireworks

Summer

There are fireworks displays along with music almost everyday during the summer.

Shirahama Fireworks / 2 000 fireworks

July. 30th & Aug.10th

It is a popular seaside resort & a popular place to go to watch the fireworks.