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Summer Festivals in Kinosaki Onsen 2019

Celebrate summer in Kinosaki Onsen with the full month of summer festivities!

From July 26th to August 25th, there are festivals happening every day. Experience nostalgic Japan with everything from classic games like shateki and food stalls to fireworks and lantern-making. Below is a list of the different events happening and what is included in each one.

Shrine Festival: stalls and games at Shisho shrine next to Goshono-yu public bath house

Fireworks Display: starting at 9 pm along the Otani river (the main river in the center of Kinosaki Onsen)

Kinosaki Furusato (Hometown) Festival: a traditional Japanese festival with food, game stalls, and performances (like taiko drumming) along the street in front of the station and Otani River

Miss Yukata Contest: a contest between 8 women who wear yukata to represent the beauty of Kinosaki Onsen

Lantern Festival: hundreds of lanterns made by the festival goers float down the Otani River. They write wishes on a paper lantern, put a candle inside and watch it float down the river–anyone is welcome to make their own lantern for free

Festival Schedule:
July 26th Fireworks Display & Shrine Festival
July 27th Shrine Festival
July 28th Shrine Festival
July 29th Fireworks Display & Shrine Festival
July 30th Fireworks Display & Shrine Festival
July 31st Fireworks Display & Shrine Festival
August 1st Fireworks Display & Shrine Festival
August 2nd Fireworks Display & Shrine Festival
August 3rd Shrine Festival
August 4th Shrine Festival
August 5th Fireworks Display & Shrine Festival
August 6th Kinosaki Furusato (Hometown) Festival, Fireworks Display, & Shrine Festival
August 7th Fireworks Display & Shrine Festival
August 8th Fireworks Display & Shrine Festival
August 9th Fireworks Display & Shrine Festival
August 10th Shrine Festival
August 11th Shrine Festival
August 12th Shrine Festival
August 13th Shrine Festival
August 14th Obon Dance & Shrine Festival
August 15th Obon Dance & Shrine Festival
August 16th Miss Yukata Contest, Fireworks Display, & Shrine Festival
August 17th Shrine Festival
August 18th Shrine Festival
August 19th Fireworks Display & Shrine Festival
August 20th Fireworks Display & Shrine Festival
August 21st Fireworks Display & Shrine Festival
August 22nd Fireworks Display & Shrine Festival
August 23rd Fireworks Display & Shrine Festival
August 24th Shrine Festival
August 25th Lantern Festival, Fireworks Display, & Shrine Festival