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Sagicho Matsuri

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Sagicho Matsuri

Sagicho Matsuri is one of Japan’s three most dangerous festivals! Noisy, colourful, dangerous, drunken! What more do you need in an event?

Held on a mid-March weekend, in Omi-hachiman, Shiga-prefecture over 2 days. Saturday sees a parade of floats from each district in the city; while on Sunday, the floats clash in a fighting display before being torched. Get in amongst the action and fun though take care not to get squished or scorched!

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