Join the autumn festivals and events within Mie Prefecture!
We will introduce some free admission festivals and events. For more details, check out Mie Prefectural Tourism Federation’s homepage (三重県観光連盟).
Yokkaichi Matsuri (Yokkaichi-shi)
This traditional “autumn festival” has been held since Edo period. Several floats queued up along with their rope-handled dolls (kakakuri dashi), lion dance (shishimai), mobile shrine (mikoshi no togyo), among other attractions will be held to continue this traditional culture.
Location: next to Yokkaichi Suwa Jinjya (Yokkaichi-shi Suwa Sakae-machi)
Date and time:
– 1 October (Saturday) – from 10 a.m to 8 p.m
– 2 October (Sunday)- from 10 a.m to 8 p.m
Contact: Yokkaichi Ichibangai Shotengai Koshin Kumiai – TEL: 059-354-5272
Inabe-shi Hanabi Taikai (Inabe-shi)
Over 1,000 fireworks will give colors to the autumn evening in Inabe city.
Local: next to Inabe city office (〒511-0293 Inabe-shi Kasada Shinden)
Date: October 15 (Saturday)
Contact: Inabe-shi Shokokai – TEL: 0594-72-3131
Nabari Kaidoichi (Nabari-shi)
Stands of farmers, manufactured products fair, flea market, among others. An interesting event centered at Hase avenue but it will change the city in a unique attraction.
Location: next to Uehon-machi and Naka-machi (Nabari-shi Uehon-machi, Naka-machi, among others)
Date and time:
– October 8 (Saturday) – from 5 p.m to 9 p.m
– October 9 (Sunday) – from 9:30 a.m to 4 p.m
Contact: Nabari Shimin Center – TEL: 0595-64-2605
Ueno Tenjin Matsuri (Iga-shi)
On October 24, 9 lantern adorned floats will parade throughout the city to the sound of traditional Japanese musical instruments. On October 25, mobile shrines will kick off the parade, followed by hundreds of people wearing Japanese mythology masks and the 9 floats will parade throughout the city.
Location: Ueno Tenjingu, urban areas of Iga city, Misuji-machi, among other locations
Date: October 23 (Sunday) to 25 (Tuesday)
Contact: Ueno Tenjin Matsuri Chiiki Shinko Jikko Iinkai – TEL: 0595-21-0527
Tsu Matsuri (Tsu-shi)
Warriors holding armors representing the Takatora period, a parade with people in Chinese costume and charming masks presenting the traditional dance “tojin odori”, in addition to the traditional art “shago uma” are among the attractions.
Location: around Oshiro Koen and Phoenix Dori
Date: October 8 (Saturday) and October 9 (Sunday)
Contact: Tsu Matsuri Jikko Iinkai Jimukyoku – TEL: 059-229-3234
Ujisato Matsuri (Matsusaka-shi)
Parade on the theme centered on Gamo Ujisato and Fuyuhime, with almost 200 people in warrior costumes and armors, in addition to troops with firearms. This year event is commemorative to the 55 years of realization.
Location: commercial center and around Matsusaka station (Matsusaka-shi hino-machi)
Date: November 3 (Thursday, holiday)
Contact: Matsuri Iinkai Jimukyoku – TEL: 0598-23-7771
Hamajima Daisai (Shima-shi)
A thanksgiving festival to the plenty grain harvest and fishery, to the riches of the sea and mountains. With the sound of drums, children carrying mobile shrines and youth vessel-shaped shrines will parade in the city.
Location: within Hamajima-cho and at Ukei temple (Shima-shi Hamajima-cho Hamajima)
Date: October 8 (Saturday)
Contact: Shima-shi Kanko Kyokai – TEL: 0599-46-0570
Ise Matsuri (Ise-shi)
The largest festival in the region along with the participation of more than 150 organizations! Log carriage (ohiki), mobile shrines (mikoshi), parade of children march band among other attractions. Several exhibit and regional products stands will be around the area.
Location: within Ise city (Ise-shi Hon-machi)
Date and time:
– October 8 (Saturday) – from 10 a.m to 9 p.m
– October 9 (Sunday)- from 10 a.m to 5:40 p.m
Contact: Ise Matsuri Jikkoiinkai Jimukyoku – TEL: 0596-21-5549
Sekibune Matsuri (Kihoku-cho)
A festival held every year on autumn season at Hikimoto temple, in which everyone call for plenty in fishery and safety in the open sea. There are indications this festival has began in Edo period. There are reports the festival’s name was in honor to Sekibune vessel, that detained the pirates of Kumano region.
Location: Hikimoto Temple and Hikimoto neighborhoood (Kitamuro-gun Kihoku-cho Hikimoto)
Date: October 16 (Sunday)
Contact: Kihoku-cho Kanko Kyokai – TEL: 0597-46-3555
Atawa Jinjya Aki no Reitaisai (Mihama-cho)
A festival of request and thanksgiving for a rich harvest and fishery, in which children parade through the city carrying mobile shrines. The chibikko zumo (sumo for children) is one of the most awaited attractions, and in the end sweet rice balls (mochi) will be handed out.
Location: Temple Atawa (〒519-5204 Minami Muro-gun Mihama-cho Atawa)
Date and time: October 17 (Monday) – from 10 a.m
Contact: Atawa Koryukai – TEL: 090-5636-0017
Koeki Shadan Hojin Mie-ken Kanko Renmei (Mie Prefectural Tourism Federation)