July 13 (Fri) , 2018

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.

難波八阪神社夏祭り 船渡御

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
難波八阪神社夏祭り 船渡御難波八阪神社夏祭り 船渡御難波八阪神社夏祭り 船渡御

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