Aug/21 - 23, 2020  Lord Kenshin Festival

Sightseeing information about Aug/21 - 23, 2020  Lord Kenshin Festival in Japan.

Aug/21 - 23, 2020  Lord Kenshin Festival 3.5

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 from 8/21 '20 to 8/23 '20


※Due to the coronavirus concerns, Lord Kenshin Festival has been scaled down in 2020 and only the ritual will be held by priests. Most of events including Battle of Kawanakajima and Samurai Procession have been canceled. Please check the official website.

The hero of Niigata Prefecture is Kenshin Uesugi, the lord of Echigo province in the mid-1500s who was known as a noble and famed commander of the Warring States period.
The Lord Kenshin Festival has been held every year since 1926 to honor the virtue of Uesugi Kenshin around Kasugayama Castle in Joetsu City, Niigata.
Its highlight is the reenactment of the Battle of Kawanakajima, a legendary event in which Kenshin bravely fought many battles. Besides there are various events such as Samurai parade, taiko drum performance, traditional dance, and more.
Visitors also can enjoy Niigata's gourmet at parking lots in front of Kasuga Sta.

Venue : around Kasugayama Castle, Kasugano Parking Lots of Joetsu City Office
Dates :
August 21, 2020 18:30~20:00
August 22 & 23, 2020 7:10~20:45
Access : 5 to 20 minutes on foot from Kasugayama Station (Tokitetsu-Haneuma Line)

PurposeFestivals,parade,Traditional folk,shrine/temple,sightseeing,an eating tour
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