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Gujo Odori

Event Dates

August 12, 2019 from 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

August 13, 2019 from 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

August 14, 2019 from 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

August 15, 2019 from 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

(The festival lasts thirty-two nights, from the middle of July to early September)

Dates and times are subjects to change without notice. Check with the official organizers before making travel arrangements.


category: Festivals
Major City: Nagoya
Event is: Free

Held in Gujo city, Gifu Japan, This festival actually lasts 32 days, from the middle of July to early September but the "major/main" days are during Obon (usually around August 13 to 16), when dances continue all night.  The festival is said to have originated in the early 1600's in order to bring "social cohesion" to the people in and around town.  There are around 10 kinds of dances performed, two of which are very easy to learn even for the "first-timer".  Anybody can join in so don't be shy! Gujo can get packed with people during Obon (which makes it all the more fun) but even during any day in August there are many tourists, foreigner and Japanese alike visiting the town.

Official Website (Japanese only)


Location: Downtown Gujo

Address: Gujo, Gifu.

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