May/19 - 21 Mikuni Festival

Sightseeing information about May/19 - 21 Mikuni Festival in Japan.

May/19 - 21 Mikuni Festival3.9

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 from 5/19 '20 to 5/21 '20


※Due to the coronavirus concerns, most of events of Mikuni Festival '20 such as a mikoshi parade have been cancelled. Only the ritual of Mikuni Shrine will be held.

Mikuni Shrine is located in Fukui Prefecture and famous for its annual festival in May, Mikuni Festival.
Mikuni Festival is one of the three grand festivals of Hokuriku district(Fukui, Toyama, and Niigata prefectures).
It has a history of over 300 years and is designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Property.

On the middle day of the festival, 6 meter-high floats adorned with samurai dolls depart from Mikuni Shrine, and parade through the streets until 9PM. Six floats lead a procession of shrine maidens, flags, warriors, shrine guardians, taiko drums, hoko floats, banners, and other people connected to the shrine.

Dates: May 19, 20, 21, every year
Venue: Mikuni Shrine
Address: 6-2-80, Sanno, Mikuni-cho, Sakai city, Fukui
Access: a 7-min walk from Mikuni-jinja Station, or a 15-min walk from Mikuni Station

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PurposeFestivals,parade,Traditional folk,shrine/temple,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Mikuni-Jinja Station (about 800m) Google Transit


3.0a month ago

Since there was no Mikuni Festival this year, I took a walk during this time.
I used to go only during festivals, but it's surprisingly not wide without opening a store. I understand how the stores are crowded together (´

5.02 months ago

This year it was canceled due to the coronavirus, but there is the Three Kingdoms Festival of the Hokuriku three major festivals on May 19, 20 and 21 every year.
On the 20th of the middle day, samurai floats will run around the town from each town. At 12:00 noon, it's a sight to see the streets in front of Mikuni Shrine in a line. Also, it will be full of people shooting with the camera 📷️ from the precincts of Mikuni Shrine.

4.05 months ago

There is free parking.

A company in the forest overlooking a large sacred tree. Please be careful if you are not good at insects because the vegetation is overgrown.
The edged and mossy guardian dog shows the length of existence. Very good atmosphere.

The wide precincts are dotted with Inari and Sumiyoshi.
At Honden Yoko Shakusho, the red stamp is 300 yen for the first time. Amulets and netsuke are awarded. Various prayers are also available.

It's a little off the shrine, but the big loyalty monument has also joined hands with this edge.

5.02 months ago

It is a very quiet and calm place.
There is also a beautifully maintained parking lot on the east side of the shrine.

The stone pavement slides smoothly, especially where moss is growing.
I went to the next day of a rainy day, but sneakers were dangerous so please walk carefully.

4.04 months ago

It has a very nice atmosphere, but is it unfortunate that there is nothing around? I was a little surprised that there was nothing really. However, when I stepped in, I enjoyed the view of the world, such as the stairs and lanterns that covered the green world.