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 OCTOBER.

  • kik_title-1.gif●Oct. 9th Health & Sports Day

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Oct. 1st

Zuikisai in Kyoto

Kitanotenmangu

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.
TEL:075-461-0005

The 2nd Sunday

Midosuji Prade Festival in Osaka

Midosuji

(In front of Osaka City Office & between Nanba)
About 10 000 people from various organizations participate in the parade.
TEL:06-6942-2007

2nd weekend

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.
TEL:0792-45-0413

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.
TEL:072-233-5258
(Convention of Sightseeing in Sakai Society)

Oct. 22nd

Jidai Matsuri in Kyoto

Heian shrine

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.
TEL:075-761-0221

Fire Featival in Kurama Kyoto

Yukijinjya

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.
TEL:075-741-1670