Calendar of Events
Nagoya plays host to a dazzling array of cultural events every single year - some lavish, some loud, and others just plain intriguing. Listed below are four of the very best events that you really should consider attending when you visit this Japanese city.
Held at Atsuta Shrine every single year, the Atsuta Festival is one of the biggest and most popular festivals in the city. All sorts take place at the Atsuta Festival, including firework displays, light tributes, entertainment competitions, martial arts, and tea ceremonies. There are also a number of stalls set up for the day, with the festival beginning in the morning and winding down at dusk.
July Port Festival
Almost 400,000 people descend upon the port for the annual fireworks show, with food stalls and entertainment taking place throughout the festival.
The biggest and best sumo wrestlers in Japan compete against one another in front of capacity crowds throughout the year at the Nagoya Sumo Tournament. If you act fast, you can grab a ticket and witness Japan's national sport in all its glory.
An event that has the potential to tingle the senses in new and wondrous ways, the Nagoyameshia Expo is an event filled with the delightful smells and tastes of traditional food from the region. There is a terrific selection to choose from too, giving you the perfect opportunity to fill your belly with tasty Japanese cuisine without being forced to splash the cash.