Nippon Domannaka Matsuri in Nagoya

ByRay Proper
Jul 02, 2019

Nippon Domannaka Matsuri in Nagoya

The Nippon Domannaka Matsuri, commonly called Domatsuri, is the largest dance festival in the Nagoya/Chubu region, and involves dancers from all over Japan and abroad. This festival is one of the highlights of the Nagoya summer.  Every year over 200 dance teams and 23,000 performers participate by sharing original music, costumes, and dance routines that incorporate their own local culture with an expected crowd of 2 million people in an effort to connect of people from vastly different locations and cultures through song and dance.

The festival occurs at more than 20 venues throughout the city, but the main stage is in Hisaya Odori Koen near Sakae and that is the best place to view the teams.  Paid seating is available, but festival seating in the park is free.

Nippon Domannaka Matsuri 2019

August 22, 23, 24, and 25


  • 1-minute walk from Yabacho station (Exits 5 and 6), Meijo subway line
  • 3-minute walk from Sakae station (Exit 15), Higashiyama and Meijo subway lines


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