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Nagoya Events

Atsuta Matsuri

This is Atsuta shrine’s annual festival with various performances (martial arts and sumo wrestling) and processions of floats, which are particularly impressive when decorated with lanterns at night.

Date: 01 June 2018 - 30 June 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Atsuta Shrine.

Nagoya Fireworks Festival

Firework makers from all over Japan show their skills at this impressive fireworks festival that draws several hundred thousand spectators to the banks of the Yada River in Nagoya.

Date: 01 June 2018 - 31 August 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Yada River.

Nagoya Basho (Sumo Tournament)

This annual summer sumo wrestling tournament in Nagoya is very popular and attracts large crowds.

Date: 01 July 2018 - 31 July 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium.

Nagoya Port Marine Day Festival

The Port festival celebrates Nagoya's connection to the seas which have made it prosperous. The harbour comes alive with maritime displays and activities including a water logging contest throughout the day. The festival closes with an impressive fireworks display from an internationally renowned crew.

Date: 16 July 2018 - 16 July 2018
Venue: Garden Pier and the surrounding areas.

World Cosplay Summit

Fans of manga and anime from all over the world gather in the costumes of their favourite characters at this annual event in Nagoya.

Date: 28 July 2018 - 05 August 2018
Venue: Osu and Oasis 21.

Nippon Domannaka Festival

The streets of Nagoya are filled with entertainers and dancers boasting colourful costumes celebrating the cultural meld of north and south Japanese traditions in Nagoya.

Date: 01 August 2018 - 31 August 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Hisaya-Odori Park.

Nagoya Castle Summer Festival

Noh theatre and bon-odori dancing are held in the castle grounds in the evening, and there are food and games stalls.

Date: 01 August 2018 - 31 August 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Nagoya Castle.