Inami Yoiyasa Festival

Date:Held every year on May 3rd from the early morning to the night. Festival activities are also held on the night of May 2nd.
Address/The festival spans the entire downtown area, spreading out from Inami Hachimangu Shrine.

The Inami Yoiyasa Festival started in 1833 as a Shinto ritual where people prayed for their businesses to prosper and their families to be safe. For the festival, a total of 6 portable shrines, 3 carried by adults and 3 carried by children, are marched throughout the town along with 3 shishi (shrine guardian lion-dogs) and 4 festival floats. The carriers of these festival attractions walk roughly 10 kilometers throughout the city. Also the wooden shishi heads were carved here in Inami and are a must see!