Taking place on October 1st every year, this Shinto autumn ritual has a history of more than 750 years. Part of Munakata Taisha Shrine’s Autumn Festival (October 1 – 3), the Miare Festival is a ritual that takes place at sea to invite and welcome the goddesses from Oshima Fishing Port to Konominato Fishing Port. It is a powerful event in which about 300 fishing boats (lead by two gorgeous boats that carry a portable shrine) parade spectacularly around the sound between Oshima and the mainland.
In addition, about 300 stalls line the shrine grounds during the festival, drawing many visitors!
|DATE||2019.10.01 – 2019.10.03|
|ACCESS||From JR Togo Station on the Kagoshima Main Line, take the Nishitetsu Bus bound for Fukuma via Konominato and get off at the Konominato Hatoba stop (about a 15 minute ride). Then, take the municipal boat, “Shiokaze” (about a 15 minute ride), OR a ferry, “Oshima” (about a 25 minute ride), from Port Konominato to Port Oshima.|
|POSSIBLE FACILITIES|| Wifi Local transportation
Optional Local Guide
Day 1: Departure
Anyone who has time and wish to join us please feel free.
Our local guides will take you to places you can’t find or enjoy by yourself, and make you enjoy the Japanese Cultural Festivals as like a local!!
On top of that, this is a small-group tour, so you can enjoy the time like going out with friends! All skill levels are welcome.
Let’s have an awesome experience together without any cultural or language barriers.
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Have a wonderful day.