Autumn Events and Festivals in Mie 2017
On this page we will present the events and festivals taking place this Autumn (aki matsuri) in Mie. As this is the perfect season for outdoor activities, enjoy the events being held at these areas!
The following events will be presented according to the date they will be carried out. Details are available on Mie Tourism Association’s homepage (click here for more details).
Kuwana Festival 2017
Date: October 28 and 29 (Saturday and Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Venue: at Hachikendori – Kuwana Rakuichi Special Stage, next to Teramachiodori commercial area and at Apita Kuwana’s outdoor parking lot.
Leaflet: Click here
The Kuwana Festival will be carried out this coming weekend! The “Kuwana Shoko Matsuri”, “Ekitopia”, “Kuwana Matsuri Haku” and “Kuwana Rakuichi” will be also held cooperatively! The whole city will celebrate!
*“Ekitopia” URL: http://eki-mae.com/ekitopia/
Nabari Aki Matsuri 2017
Date: October 28 and 29, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday) from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Venue: at former residential area and at Urufushine Shrine in Hirao (Nabari)
The great Autumn festival at Urufushine Shrine will take place this weekend. From 8 p.m. on the 28th (Saturday), men wearing formal samurai clothes (kamishimo) will carry torchs and line up, among other activities, to dedicate to the “lion dance” (shishimai).
On the 29th (Sunday), the traditional vehicles mikoshi, danjiri and others will be sent to the city, that will be absorbed by the celebration.
*Official URL: http://www.kankou-nabari.jp/?p=635
15th Shin’on Kansha Nihon Taiko Matsuri
Date: October 28, 2017 (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – October 29, 2017 (Sunday) from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Venue: at Okage alley areas (yokochou) in front of Ise Shrine (Naiku).
Taiko presentations from several regions in Japan will be performed in Ise, the hometown for the hearts of Japanese people. Taiko presentations will be dedicated to the gods, under the feelings of gratitude and happiness.
*Official URL: http://www.okageyokocho.co.jp/news.php?no=20150914135839
56th Ujisato Matsuri
Date: November 3, 2017 (Friday) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Venue: at the central residential area and at Matsusaka Castle Ruins
Two hundred samurais wearing armors and members of armored troop will walk through the city during this annual event named after Commander Gamou Ujisato. At the festival plaza (omatsuri hiroba) the Shongai symphonic march from Matsusaka will be performed, among others.
*Official URL: http://www.matsusaka-kanko.com/
Isshinden Jinai Chou-matsuri
Date: November 12, 2017 (Sunday) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (cancellation only in case of heavy rain)
Venue: Isshinden District in Tsu
Isshinden is a district boasting history and culture dated back 640 years ago. This festival plenty of leisure will offer stroll around the historic city, local specialties bazaar, among others. Several activities are scheduled such as dances and mikoshi (vehicle to carry divine spirits) for children.
*Oficial URL: http://www.tsukanko.jp/event/14/
14th Owase Umi – Yama Two-Day Walk
Date: November 18 and 19, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday)
Venue: Main Stage: Kumano Kodo Center in Owase, Mie (start and finish)
Getting started by the global heritage of “Kumano Kodo”, atendees can full enjoy the natural and historical beauties of Owase city. The event wil be a walking championship through the historical route accepted by Japan Walking Association.
*Official URL: http://owasekankou.com/info/2017/08/000456.html
Suzuka Balloon Festival 2017
Date: November 24,25 and 26, 2017 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Venue: Suzuka River bank (near Shinobashi) and at Suzuka Circuit.
It will be possible to have experiences in aerial sports such as hot-air balloon classes and rides in many kinds of balloons at Suzuka Circuit or at Suzuka River bank. Also, there will be drawing and photo contests, outdoor markets, sale of local typical food, among others.
*In case of bad weather, the event venue may be changed. More details on the official URL: http://suzuka-balloon.jp/