Jul. Aug. Sep.

Shishikui Gion festival. Jul.

Yoimiya(eve of a festival) has night stalls and fireworks. At the Honmiya(main festival), traditional entertainment, portable shrines, and four Danjiri parade around town.

On the 16th, there will be night stalls and dedicated fireworks. On the 17th, after the annual festival ceremony, traditional performing arts, and mochi (rice cakes) throwing, there will be a parade of portable shrines, four magnificent floats called danjiri, and beautifully decorated sekibune parade through the town.

Event schedule

Date and Time
tue,16.07.2024 ~wed,17.07.2024
Around Shishikui Yasaka shrine
Kubo Kaiyo-cho Kaifu-Gun Tokushima-ken
  • Omikoshi Ohamaide

  • Omikoshi Ohamaide

  • lion dance

  • Yatsuhashino mai

  • Seki boat

  • Seki boat

  • throwing rice cakes

  • bamboo lantern

There is a restricted traffic zone.

July 16 (Tue) Yoimiya only (night shop)
8:30 p.m. – dedication fireworks (200 fireworks)
July 17 (Wed) Festival
10:00 a.m.- Gion Festival Grand Reitaisai Ceremony
10:30 a.m.- Dedication lion dance Yatsuhashi / sakiyari
Koshin Festival Omikoshi Ohamaide
Dedication Isebushi-kudushi  (Shishikuidan Seven Dance Preservation Society) Dedication throwing rice cakes

*Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Event information

Kubo Kaiyo Town, Kaifu District, Tokushima Prefecture

Telephone number
0884-76-3050 (Kaiyo Town Tourism Association)
By car/ About 2 hours and 10 minutes from Tokushima IC to Muroto/Kochi via Route 11 → Route 55
Public Transportation / Asa Coast Railway Get off at Shishikui Station 3 minutes by walk