Aizu-Tajima Gion Festival

Aizu-Tajima Gion Festival

Please note: The 2020 Aizu-Tajima Gion Festival will be held on a much smaller scale this year, as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Attendance will be limited to local people.

This festival - recognised as a Significant Intangible Folk Cultural Asset - has a history of over 800 years. The highlight of the festival is watching a procession of women dressed in beautiful traditional Japanese wedding apparel, making their way to the shrine at the heart of the town. The kabuki performances carried out by local children is also worth seeing.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Website http://www.minamiaizu.org/gion/ (Japanese)
Best Season
  • Summer
Event details

From: 22 July 2020

Until: 24 July 2020

Recurrence: Held annually from July 22 to 24

Access Details
Access The festival is a short walk from Aizu-Tajima Station View directions
Getting there

By Car:

  • 1 hour drive from Aizu-Wakamatsu City.
  • 2 hour drive from Fukushima City and Koriyama City.


By Train:

  • From Asakusa Station, take the Revaty Train to Aizu-Tajima Station (Takes around 3 hours 15 minutes)
  • From Aizu-Wakamatsu, take the Aizu Railway Line from Aizu-Wakamatsu Station to Aizu-Tajima Station (Takes around 1 hour 15 minutes).

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