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Trip to Yamagata

The UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Shinjyo Festival

Best festival car, Shinjyo Festival ~ celebration in Japan! The UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage registration

This is great! Shinjyo Festival

  • The UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

    In 2016,
    We are registered as Yamagata prefecture's first UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage (one of mountain, pike, stand events of Japan) and attract attention from home and abroad!

  • The number of festival cars proud of Japanese one

    It is all festival car that local young ream builds Kabuki as subject more than three months and to make every year and change. We can look at festival car of the year only for three days of festival.

  • Hot tradition more than 260 years

    Hot passion from the Edo era to Festival succeeded for 260 years.
    Festival continues for three days while praying for staple grains abundant harvest and prosperity.

The highlight of Shinjyo Festival


Saturday, August 24



We tell beginning of Shinjyo Festival
By "eve," "eve festival car line" that festival cars gather all at once in front of Shinjo Station from evening is the best highlight!

This festival

Sunday, August 25



It is Annual Festival of Shinjyo Tenman-gu Shrine
"This festival." "shinyotogokoretsu" in Mogami Park is performed, and festival car parading around downtown with musical accompaniment will show expression unlike "eve".

The back festival

Monday, August 26



Excitement of Festival cools down and does not do it
As for "the back festival," all 20 "decoration floats" that float is displayed by all the people here are performed. There is the highlight commentary from each young ream, too and can look at all festival cars slowly and carefully.

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Neighboring recommended Sightseeing

  • Semi Hot Springs

    Back room of Shinjyo which Yoshitsune legend remains.
    Sweetfish fishing of clear stream Oguni-gawa River is famous, too.


  • Akakura Onsen

    We are considered to be open hot water of Jikaku Daishi Ennin.
    We can enjoy horseback riding in Maemori Highlands.


  • Hijiori Onsen

    It prospers for a long time as spa
    Atmospheric mountain hot spring resort.


  • Ginzan Hot Springs

    Taisho wave abusive no appearance meets
    Village "Ginzan Hot Springs" of Senkyo.


  • Hanesawa Hot Springs

    Treasure house of wild plants! Nearby in the summertime
    Firefly dances in riverside.


  • Mogami barge descent

    It became famous for Basho Matsuo
    We are below magnificent Mogami River.




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