Kozan Matsuri

A traditional summer festival enlivening the town around Aikawa's gold and silver mines — Witness Aikawa's historical Okesa folk dance and song procession! —

This festival is held to appreciate the miners' hard work and to pray for further prosperity of the gold mine. The attractions include: a Shinto ritual at Oyamazumi Shrine, familiar to locals by the name "Yama no Kami" (the god of mountains); an Okesa dance and song parade; and fireworks, all of which are delivered mainly in the town centre of Aikawa. Kozan Matsuri is one of the three major festivals in Sado, along with Ryotsu Tanabata Matsuri (Star Festival) and Kawabiraki, and Ogi Minato Matsuri.

Starting time
Event site
Town Centre of Aikawa
Areas centered around Aikawa Hanedamachi, Sado, Niigata 952-1548
Contact Information
+81-0259-74-3515(Kozan Matsuri Committee Secretariat)
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 45 by car
Nearest bus stop
Nishikeisatsushomae(Honsen (Main Line)) Approx. 0 minutes on foot from bus stop

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