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Kasuga Wakamiya Onmatsuri


Kasuga Wakamiya Onmatsuri


The Kasuga Wakamiya Onmatsuri takes place annually at Kasugataisha Shrine in December. A range of events is held over four days from December 15 to 18, with the main parade held on December 17. The festival has been held consecutively for nearly 900 years and the performances associated with it have been designated a National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property. On December 17, a procession of priests, samurai, and locals in 12th century attire start from outside the prefectural office and make their way along the main street, Sanjo-dori, eventually arriving at Kasugataisha late at night. Shinto dance (kagura) and traditional courtly song and dance (bugaku) are performed along the route, with a variety of other festivities occurring sporadically.

Rules & regulations:
- No drone photography
- No flash photography
- Follow the instructions of event staff
- Keep your distance from the horses
- Refrain from shouting and startling the horses
- Enjoy and have fun

Last update: 2020-01-27

Venue Details & Access Info
Event Location

Kasugataisha Shrine


160 Kasuganocho, Nara (Kasugataisha Shrine)



From Kintetsu Nara Station:
- 25 minutes on foot from the station.

Related VenuesKasugataisha Shrine

Name/address in local language

  • 春日若宮おん祭り Kasuga Wakamiya Onmatsuri
  • address 奈良市春日野町160(春日大社) 160 Kasuganocho, Nara (Kasugataisha Shrine)
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Event Date

15 Dec - 18 Dec

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