May/20,2021 Mikuni Festival

Sightseeing information about May/20,2021 Mikuni Festival in Japan.

May/20,2021 Mikuni Festival (scale down)3.9

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 from 5/20 '21 to 5/20 '21


※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


4.0a week ago

When I visited in the morning, there was no priest yet.
The gate at the entrance of the shrine was magnificent.
The company was also a magnificent building.
It was a quiet and nice shrine.

5.02 months ago

I was able to look back on myself at a shrine with a quiet appearance in the sacred grove.

3.07 months 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 (´

5.08 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.

4.06 months ago

The big shinboku was very impressive ❗