“Yoi-no-mai” Dance Parade through Kyomachi Street

An elegant dance parade with historical ambience

Kyomachi Street was Aikawa's main street in the early Edo Period (early 17th century), when the Kinzan gold mine flourished. The historical street, where there used to be merchants' houses, is dimly lit with lanterns, and groups from both inside and outside of Sado parade through the street, dancing the Aikawa Ondo folk dance. All accompanying music is played live, and dancers slowly proceed, accompanied by the blue-tinged song. You can see the slow procession of elegant dancing within the grounds of the Sado Commissioner's Office, too.

  • Aikawa Ondo (folk song and dance)
Starting time
Event site
Aikawa Daikumachi - Kyomachi Street - Time Bell Tower - Sado Commissioner's Office
7 Aikawa Multi-purpose Community Center (Event Operations Headquarters for the day) Aikawa Shimokyomachi, Sado, Niigata 952-1536
Contact Information
+81-0259-74-3515(Yoi-no-Mai Committee Secretariat)
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 50 by car
Nearest bus stop
Sado Hangamura(Honsen (Main Line)、循環線) 1 minutes on foot from bus stop

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