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Japan's World-Class float, procession and stallsShinjo Festival

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With a history of more than 260 years, the attraction of the Shinjo Festival is its gorgeous float procession, the sound of the musical accompaniment, and the local people’s passion for the festival that has been passed down from generation to generation.

It is like a historical picture scroll reminiscent of the feudal era, such as the floats that express various scenes from kabuki and stories, the traditional mikoshi procession, and the elegant Hagino deer dance and Nitayama deer dance performed at the Shinjo castle ruins.

The hot summer in Yamagata ends with the Shinjo Festival, and the season changes to autumn.

Basic information

Shop name
Shinjo Festival
Date and time
August 24 (Wed.) to 26 (Fri.), 2022
Shinjo City

Shinjo City, Yamagata Prefecture

0233-22-6855 (Shinjo Chamber of Commerce)0233-22-6855 (Shinjo Chamber of Commerce)
Official site
Main menu

Evening Festival
August 24 (Wed.)
◆ Tozawa Shrine annual festival
Hours: 10:00~
Venue: Tozawa Shrine

◆ Dedicated Shinjo music
Hours: 8:30~
Venue: Tozawa Shrine, Gokoku Shrine, Tenmangu Shrine

◆Shinjo Hayashi Joint Concert
Time: 9:30~11:30
Venue: Ekimae Fureai Square Abies Square

◆ Lighting ceremony
Hours: 18:20~18:40
Venue: Chuo-dori intersection

◆Evening festival float procession
Time: 19:00~20:30
Venue: Central shopping street – five-way intersection in front of Shinjo station – float huts in each district

Stall Hours
Takeout only.

Main Festival
August 25 (Thu.)
◆Tenmangu Reitaisai Festival
Hours: 7:00~
Venue: Tenmangu Shrine

◆Festival procession starting ceremony
Hours: 8:30~
Venue: In front of Tozawa Shrine

◆ Mikoshi procession
Hours: 9:00~15:45
Venue: Departure from Mogami Park to various locations in the city
15:00: Ishikawa Town Gokigen Street
15:45: Arrival at Mogami Park

◆Honmatsuri float procession
Hours: 10:00~19:00
Venue: Departure in front of welfare center for the elderly – Five-way intersection at Shinjo Station – Volunteer service throughout the city

Stall Hours
Takeout only.

Back Festival
August 26 (Fri.)
Gokoku Shrine annual festival
Hours: 9:00~
Venue: Gokoku Shrine

◆ Kowakaren Lion Performance Tournament
Hours: 9:30~11:30
Venue: Yumeria Flower and Green Exchange Plaza

◆ Judo Tournament [Cancelled]

◆ Archery Tournament
Hours: 9:30~16:00
Venue: Higashiyama Budokan

◆ Deer dance
Hours: 10:00~11:00
Venue: Mogami Park

◆ Decorative floats and musical accompaniment
Time: 13:00~16:00
Venue: Float huts in each district

◆ Hand clapping ceremony
Hours: 15:30~
Venue: Minamihonmachi crossroads

◆ Amateur song performance show [cancelled]

Stall Hours
Takeout only.


You can see the Shinjo Festival float theme from the following link.

float theme

Shinjo Festival Committee
(within the Shinjo Chamber of Commerce)
☎ 0233-22-6855

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