Jul. Aug. Sep.

Inokami Shrine festival. Jul.

At the pool of the river, a rampaging mikoshi (portable shrine) will be carried around, stalls set up by local young people, and throw mochi (rice cakes). [The festival has been canceled to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.]

The enshrined deity of Inokami Shrine is Minakatame no Mikoto, the god of water. The date of establishment is unknown, but there is a billboard from the second year of Kanpo (1742). Shrine parishioners used to pray for rain when there was a water shortage. Every year, on the first Sunday of July, a mikoshi (portable shrine) is carried around, in the river's pool for the annual festival. Until this was built, women were prohibited. After the portable shrine, there is a mochi (rice-cake) throwing ceremony, and local people open stalls.

Event schedule

Date and Time
sun,03.07.2022 【cancel】
From 10:00 a.m. - around 3:00 p.m.
Ono Hibihara Kaiyo-cho
  • We have a store opening.

  • After the Omikoshi, there is a dedicatory rice cake throwing.


*Please note that 2020 has been cancelled. Only Shinto rituals will be held.

around 2 p.m.
The Mikoshi (portable shrine) will be carried by local youth volunteers and enter the river.
Since this is a Shinto ritual, the time and content of the event may be subject to change.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
There will be stalls set up by local residents in front of Ono-Hiyama Kaikan.
●Goldfish scooping, yakisoba, yakitori, kakigori(shaved ice), sausages, etc. (planned)

Event information

Ono Hibihara Kaiyo Town, Kaifu District, Tokushima Prefecture
Telephone number
0884-76-3050 (Kaiyo Town Tourism Association)
By car/ About 2 hours 20 minutes via National Route 11 → Route 55 → Prefectural Route 301 from Tokushima IC
Public Transportation / Municipal Bus Hisao Line Get off at Hibihara bus stop, 7 minutes by walk (closed on Sundays and New Year's Day)