Namba Yasaka Shrine Summer Festival Funatogyo
Funatogyo (Boat Procession) is a Water Metropolis festival both dynamic and elegant. Numerous boats, some Shinto-styled, others carrying shrine parishioners, and still others carrying drummers, sail up and down the Dotonbori River. In the Edo period (1603 - 1867), Funatogyo used to be one of the city’s greatest festivals along with Tenjin Festival and then was discontinued since the mid-Edo period. In 2001, the festival returned to the scene after 230 years of its absence with support of shrine parishioners and local companies.
The festival reaches a climax before 19:00 when more than 20 boats cruise between Ebisu Bridge and Nipponbashi (Bridge) until 21:00 (planned). Close at hand from Ebisubashi Bridge and the Dotonbori Riverwalk, you can enjoy boats displaying jazz performan
|Date||July 13 (Fri) , 2018|
|Description||From 6PM to 9PM (subject to change) there will be over 20 ferries carrying visitors from Hiyoshibashi to Nipponbashi.|
|Access||Across Dotonbori River (4 minutes walk from “Namba” subway station and “Osaka Namba” station in Hanshin/Kintetsu line, 6 minutes walk from “Shinsaibashi” subway station and “Namba” station in Nankai line)|
|Organizer||Namba Yasaka Shrine Summer Festival Funatogyo Preservation Society|