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Toyohashi-City Toyohashi Gion Festival and Fireworks
(Toyohashi Gion Matsuri)

Date : 07/21/2023 - 07/23/2023

  • Toyohashi Gion Festival and Fireworks (Toyohashi Gion Matsuri)
  • Toyohashi Gion Festival and Fireworks (Toyohashi Gion Matsuri)

The amazing hand-held fireworks cannons of Toyohashi!

Toyohashi's hand-held fireworks, shot off by men actually wielding the cannons, have their roots in the Warring States period. The tradition started when the local daimyos around Yoshida Castle gave the hand-held fireworks as offerings to Yoshida Jinja Shrine. As well as an opportunity to pray for a bountiful harvest and good health, it was a chance for the young people to put their courage to the test. This three-day festival, one of the most representative among the countless similar events of Eastern Mikawa, honors the fireworks' history with ceremonies, rituals, and one of the largest fireworks displays of the region.


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Date : Fri, Jul 21–Sun, Jul 23, 2023
Place : Yoshida Jinja Shrine, along the Toyo River, and from Toyokawa Park
Location : 〒440-0891
2 Sekiya-cho, Toyohashi-shi, Aichi
(Yoshida Jinja Shrine)
Parking : Unavailable
• Please use public transportation whenever possible as numerous vehicles and the lack of parking facilities result in traffic congestion.
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0532-53-5528 (Toyohashi Gion Festival Supporting Association)

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    Take the Toyotetsu City Line tram from Toyohashi Station and get off at Toyohashikoen-Mae Station. Walk 20 min. (1.5 km) northeast to Toyokawa Park.

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