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.