The Hirata Festival

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Photo | Shimane Prefecture Tourist Gallery
Izumo City

This festival takes place in the Hirata district, which until 2005 was an independent city.  Although now part of Izumo City, it preserves its culture through annual events such as the Hirata Festival. Essentially a Tanabata or Star Festival in which participants write down their dreams on strips of paper to be displayed  public, this summer celebration includes a parade put on by the local citizens and hosts a variety of performances. Listen to live music and see some talented regional celebrities.

One of the highlights of the parade are the large and colorful nebuta-style floats which depict some internationally popular animated characters.

Cancellation Policy

1) Detailed tour information & conditions will be given after application is made; please read and confirm the final itinerary before the departure date.
2) Reservations: Fill out the application contact form; application is complete upon payment. Reservations accepted by phone, mail, fax, online, or other communicative methods. The contract is not valid at time of reservation; the customer will be asked to submit an application form and payment within 3 days from time of reservation. If application form and payment are not submitted within the term, the reservation shall be considered void.
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