Event Calendar


Snow Wall Walk(Yuki-no-Otani Walk) 2015

April 15 - June 22 Finished

Spring on the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route means the world famous “snow wall”! When the snowfall around the Murodo terminal is cleared away, it’s then used to make “snow walls.” Once they are connected together these walls form a “snow valley” longer than 500m. The walls form snow banks that collect even more snow, and can reach 20m in height! The “Snow Wall Walk” opens one side of the road up to pedestrian access, and is a popular spot visited by large numbers of tourists every year.

Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route and Murodo
TEL +81-76-431-3331
Snow Wall Walk(Yuki-no-Otani Walk) 2015 Photo


Nakano Fishermen's Market

Second Saturday of every month Finished

The market opens once a month from May to September. Local fishermen themselves sell fresh seasonal fish they catch at reasonal prices. Seasonal vegetables or inexpensive light meal with local products are also sold at the market. Please enjoy the lively atmosphere of a fishing village.

Tottori Prefecture fishermen's cooperative association Sakaiminato branch office(Nakano-cho, Sakaiminato City. Tottori)
Fisheries Division, Sakaiminato City
TEL +81-859-47-1055


Sannou Festival

Every year 31 May- 2 June Finished

The Sannou Festival is the major spring festival held at Hie Jinja, centered around events on the 1st and 2nd of June. One of the most beloved festivals by the people of Toyama City, they often refer to it using with the addition of the Japanese honorific “san”.

Hie Jinja (Shrine)
Hie Jinja (Shrine) TEL +81-76-421-6318
Sannou Festival Photo


Grand Service in Spring at Kamo Shrine- Ushinori Festival and Yabusame

May 31 to June 2 every year Finished

Kamo Shrine conducts a series of devine services: Soume (Horse riding ceremony), Shinko-shiki (ceremony that God leaves the main building of the shrine and is sent to a building located at the opposite side of the hall of worshipers), Shinme-shiki (ceremony that an assigned man holding arrows in his right hand and the reins of 3 sacred horses in his left hand runs through the path for the Yabusame-shiki (See below for further details) from the hall of worship to the Torii gate at the front of the shrine), Ushinori-shiki (ceremony that a young man with warrior costumes straddles a cow, walks the path in the shrine with it followed by other village men and kneels it down on its knees in front of the hall of worship), Kyuhen-shiki (ceremony that a horse rider shoots an arrow to celebrate the peace of the nation and good harvests) and Yabusame-shiki (ceremony that an archer on a running horse shoots three special "turnip-headed" arrows successively at three wooden targets). One of these rituals, Ushinori-shiki, is also called "Ushi-tsubushi (cow smashing). A young man acting as Obi, God of fields, straddles a cow and kneels it down on its knees. By doing so, people wish such God of field to stay with them and celebrate good harvests. Yabusame-shiki, the last ceremony of this event, is a brave ritual that an archer on a running horse shoots arrows successively at wooden targets).

Kamo Shrine

Port and Tourism Division, Imizu City (Tel: +81-766-51-6676)
Grand Service in Spring at Kamo Shrine- Ushinori Festival and Yabusame Photo


Mt. Daisen Summer Climbing Season Opening Ceremony

Early June Finished

The "Summer Climbing Opening Ceremony" marks the arrival of summer to Daisen. After a ritual at Ogamiyama Shrine, attendees head down the approach in a procession with 2000 burning torches in their hands. This "river of fire" floating in the night is an amazing sight for everyone who attend this event. Many exciting events such as a concert will be held on the stage and there would be shops and food vendors opened for the night as well.

Daisen, Disen Town, Tottori
Daisen Tourism Association
TEL +81-859-52-2502
Mt. Daisen Summer Climbing Season Opening Ceremony Photo


Tuna Festival

Late June Finished

The port of Sakai is one of the largest landing ports for bluefin tuna. "Tuna Festival" is held every summer to appreciate this blessing from the sea. Not only the locals but also tourists from all over Japan gather to the fish market to purchase fresh tuna, various kinds of seafood and other local specialties at reasonable prices.

Tottori Prefectural Sakaiminato local seafood wholesale market
(9-7 Showa-machi, Sakaiminato City, Tottori)
Sakai minato Fisheries Promotion General Foundation
TEL +81-859-44-6668
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