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Takasaki Matsuri

Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture
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Fun and entertaining summer festival

The Takasaki matsuri (traditional Japanese festival) has a little bit of everything. It has floats... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
2catsinJP
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Held on the first Saturday and Sunday of August in the center of Takasaki, Gunma. It is the prefecture's largest festival, with close to 700,000 people attending anually. In addition to traditional cultural events like the carrying of shrine palanquins, Japanese taiko drum performances, and the Awa Odori dance, There is a parade of floats -- the largest of its kind in eastern Japan -- featuring flutes, drums, and a walking orchestra. You will see creative floats based around daruma, performances of skilled feats, and more. Lots of shops and stalls offer local Takasaki cuisine. A fireworks festival is held on the first night, with close to 15,000 fireworks illuminating the night sky.
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Nov 30, 2017
“Fun and entertaining summer festival”
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

The Takasaki matsuri (traditional Japanese festival) has a little bit of everything. It has floats, it has mikoshi, it has fireworks. Add to that street food, music, and beer and you have a great day and evening in the city.

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