Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Sights

Nanao

  • Town/Village

Updated 07/23/2013

Fodor's Review

This town is best known for its festivals. Seihakusai festival, a 400-year-old tradition held May 3–5, is essentially three days of nonstop partying. Huge (26-foot) 10-ton floats resembling ships called deka-yama (big mountains) are paraded through the streets. At midnight the floats become miniature Kabuki stages for dance performances by costumed children. Since Seihakusai festival is celebrated during Golden Week, when almost everyone in Japan is on vacation,

it's a wild scene. The men pulling the floats are given generous and frequent libations of beer and sake, and the crowd also suffers no shortage of refreshments.

Read More

Sight Information

Address:

Nanao, Ishikawa-ken, Japan

Updated 07/23/2013

Advertisement

What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Sights

See all sights in The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

Advertisement