I want to introduce you some festival in Chiba today. If you are looking for some festivals around Chiba please check this article!

What is Sawara Summer Festival?:

Sawara Summer Festival takes place at Yasaka Temple in Katori City, Chiba Prefecture. In this summer festival, we can enjoy seeing some festival cars, we Japanese call it ‘Dashi’, decorated with big dolls.
Dashi is carried around the Yasaka Temple by people playing a traditional song, ‘Sawara Bayashi’. Besides this, Japanese traditional arts are exhibited. We can enjoy these arts and buy them. Like this, Sawara Summer Festival has fantastic points to visit and we can feel Japanese tradition with ‘Dashi’ and ‘Sawara Bayashi’.

The History of Sawara Summer Festival:

Yasaka Temple, where Sawara Summer Festival is held, was built in the 14th century. At that time, Yasaka Temple was called ‘Tennou Sha’. Long time ago, people often held “Gion Festival” in many areas to avoid prevailing pandemic. In 1721, people around Tennou Sha imitated Gion Festival and started to hold their own festival. This was the original of Sawara Summer Festival. In the later Edo period, they began to use Dashi in the festival and it goes on until now.

Details and How to Access:

This year, Sawara Summer Festival will be held from July 13th to 15th. We can get to Yasaka Temple on foot from Sawara Station. We can get on JR Narita Line to go to Sawara Station. In addition, we can also use a special train during the festival term, on 14th and 15th. Express buses are available from Tokyo Station or Hamamatsu Station. There are parking lots around the temple so we can get there by a car.

Closing Remarks:

Sawara Summer Festival is one of the biggest Japanese traditional festivals. You can learn Japanese traditional culture and enjoy old style arts there. I’m sure you can make a good summer memory through visiting Yasaka Temple!

If you are interested in more festivals in Japan please check this below.

Discover Chiba Prefecture!

Chiba Prefecture is a great place to visit and can boast plenty of tourist attractions. Besides, it is very close to Tokyo, and you can easily visit it within a day. However, would you like to see rural Japan? Chiba Prefecture gives you a unique opportunity to visit a land of hot springs and admire authentic traditional Japan. The following article assembled the best festivals and activities to enjoy in Chiba Prefecture, which will make your trip to Japan even more rewarding!


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Most of the travelers who come to Japan enter the country through Tokyo. Even if it is not the main place of your destination, it would be a great idea to stay in the capital city for a few days. The biggest conglomerate in the world has much to offer to any kind of traveler. Whether you want to go sightseeing, shopping, eating out, or trying something special that you can experience only in Japan, Tokyo has it all. In the following article, you will find 100 things and many ideas on how to spend your time in Tokyo! Please, have a look!


Would You Like to Know How to Enjoy a Japanese Festival Even More?

A lot of people when they get to a Matsuri for the first time feel themselves a bit lost. They confuse about what is happening around. If you are new to Japanese Festivals or want to know an alternative way of how you can enjoy these events, the following article will provide you with a set of helpful tips on how to choose a proper festival and activities you should try there. Please don`t hesitate to take a look at it!


Did You Know That There is a Festival Every Day Somewhere in Japan?

Japan is a country of festivals indeed. Matsuri is an essential part of traditional Japanese culture. Thus, every day somewhere in Japan a festival takes place. There are traditional and modern festivals, on the sea and on the ground, in summer and winter. Japanese are hardworking people. However, when you attend at least one festival in Japan, you will understand how locals like to party. The article under the link below will introduce you to a celebration on any day of the year. I am sure you will find an event that suits your interests utmost!


Don`t Stay Hungry at the Festival!

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For all foodies who enjoy Japanese Festivals would be nice to get acquainted with the rich choice offered by Yatai (Japanese festival food stalls). The food presented during Matsuri is pretty different from the one you get at the restaurants in Japan. Besides, there is a certain charm in grabbing some snack from a food stall and diving back into the festival crowd. I am sure that you will discover something new about Japanese festival food from the following article!



Sosuke Sato

Hi everyone! I’m Sosuke! I hope I can tell you guys the attractiveness of Japanese tradition and fantastic culture through my articles!

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