Events

21FEB
NAGOYA

Kinekosa Festival in Nagoya

The Kinekosa Festival is held annually to pray for yakuyoke (protection from evil), shison hanei (prosperity), tenka taihei (peace), and gokoku houjyou (a good harvest).

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Kinekosa Festival in Nagoya
1JAN
NAGOYA

Hatsumode at Nagoya's Atsuta shrine

Hatsumode is the first Shinto shrine visit of the Japanese New Year. Some people visit a Buddhist temple instead.

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Hatsumode at Nagoya's Atsuta shrine
18NOV
NAGOYA

Nagoya Samurai & Ninja Festival 2018

Aichi Prefecture is the Home of the Samurai, where countless important samurai of the Sengoku Warring States Period were born, including the three utterly famous Heroes of Japan's Toitsu Unification: Nobunaga, Hideyoshi and Ieyasu!

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Nagoya Samurai & Ninja Festival 2018
17NOV
NAGOYA

Gerry in the Attic with Nagoya's KPB Theatre

Set in the English countryside, the residents of the Meadowlark Retirement Home plot to take their beloved Gerry, recently deceased, to his proper resting place.

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Gerry in the Attic with Nagoya's KPB Theatre
12OCT
NAGOYA

Nagoya Castle Autumn Festival

A number of unique events are held as a feature of autumn in Nagoya. 

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Nagoya Castle Autumn Festival
8SEP
NAGOYA

Furusato All-Japan Kenjinkai Festival

This annual event started in the year 2000, and brings to Nagoya all the best in cultural performances, food and tourism organizations of each prefecture of Japan.

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Furusato All-Japan Kenjinkai Festival
2SEP
NAGOYA

Kabuki in Nakatsugawa

The Cultural Committe of the Tokai Japan Canada Society (TJCS) has organized an excursion to see an amateur Kabuki show in Nakatsugawa City in the Gifu prefecture.

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Kabuki in Nakatsugawa
6AUG
NAGOYA

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony

Every August 6, "A-Bomb Day", the city of Hiroshima holds the Peace Memorial Ceremony to console the victims of the atomic bombs and to pray for the realization of lasting world peace.

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony
2AUG
NAGOYA

Cormorant Fishing (Ukai)

Ukai is a traditional fishing method which uses trained cormorants to catch river fish such as sweetfish (ayu).

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Cormorant Fishing (Ukai)
16JUL
NAGOYA

Nagoya Port Festival & Fireworks

This fireworks show (featuring around 3,000 fireworks), synonymous with summer at Nagoya Port, is held on the Umi no Hi (Ocean Day) national holiday, the last day of the Ocean Day Nagoya Port Festival.

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Nagoya Port Festival & Fireworks