Oct 19 - Oct 20

Sakai Stn & Surroundings

Held annually since 1974, this festival has become one of the three biggest festivals of Sakai City. There is a pre-parade event on the 19th, and on the 20th, the 7000-strong Grand Parade transforms the streets into a colorful celebration with folk costumes from around the world, folk dances, bicycle and unicycle shows, matchlock gun salutes, and more. On both days, a large-scale tea ceremony takes place where visitors can casually experience the world of Japanese tea at an outdoor venue or in a tatami room. Local Sakai souvenirs will be on sale at the Nambanichi Market happening alongside the festival.

Time: 4:15pm–9pm Oct 19; 10am–5pm Oct 20
Admission: Free
Access: Nankai line, Sakai Stn; Nankai Koya line, Sakaihigashi Stn
Sakai Stn & Surroundings