Jun/14 - 16, 2019 Sapporo Festival (Hokkaido Shrine Festival)4.1
from 6/14 '19 to 6/16 '19
Hokkaido Shrine Festival, also called Sapporo Festival, is the annual festival at Hokkaido Shrine in Maruyama, Sapporo with over 100 years history. The Hokkaido Shrine enshrines 4 gods including the soul of the Emperor Meiji.
On June 16, the final day, a line of more than 1,000 people in colorful traditional costumes parades throughout the Sapporo city, along with 4 portable shrines and 8 floats. The parade starts at Hokkaido Shrine and reaches the central Sapporo in the afternoon, passing along major avenues lined with spectators.
Traditional dedication ceremonies are held at Hokkaido Shrine, where many festival stalls are also set up. Stalls and other attractions, including a haunted house, are also featured at Nakajima Park.
There are as many as 500 festival stalls in the park during the festival. Enjoy!
Eve of the Grand Festival (Yoimiya-sai): June 14 (Thur), 18:00～
Grand Festival (Rei-sai) : June 15 (Fri), 10:00 - 20:00
Parade : June 16 (Sat), 9:00 - 17:00
Venue: Hokkaido Shrine
Address: 474 Miyagaoka, Chuo-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Access: a 15-min walk from Maruyama-Koen Station on the subway Tozai Line, or
a 1-min walk from the "Jingu-mae" bus stop
Venue: Nakajima Park
Access: Nakajima-Koen Station or Horohira-Bashi Station on the Subway Namboku Line
*Please check the official website for the latest information
PurposeFestivals,easily accessible,Gourmet,parade,spiritual places,Traditional folk,family,Japanese resort,shrine/temple,sightseeing,let's hang out!,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Sapporo Sta. (about 3.8km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.03 weeks ago
Sadly, I came in summer... Yet, its serenity is unquestionable... Loved it...
5.02 months ago
Clean, quiet and peaceful shrine. There’s lucky draw for people to know their fate. Worth visiting!
5.05 months ago
Recommended. Lots of people went to the shrine at that day. Seems there was a big ceremony going on. I found out later that’s the Coming of Age day. Nice surrounding park and beautiful shrine. We should put on the Japanese kimono and take some photos here.
5.02 months ago
I went in winter. Very beautiful place to visit busy carpark but still recommend you visit and pay your respects.
5.03 months ago
Worth visiting. Very comfortable and cozy place