Honganji Saginomori Betsuin Temple & Surroundings, Wakayama
This is an annual spectacle celebrating the historic hero, Magoichi Saika who lived in 16th-century Wakayama. His matchlock gun wielding troops, called saika-shu, had a fearsome reputation as formidable warriors. Watch a thrilling demonstration of matchlock guns, and some dynamic stage combat, before following the samurai warriors as they parade around the town. There will also be a live rock music show, a local-produce market, and yuru kyara (mascot characters) for kids.