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Yabu Shrine [Run Festival]
(養父神社の 【お走りまつり】)

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'Kawatogyo' shinto rutual

Association of mikoshi

'Mikoshi no Neriai' shinto rutual parade of Yabu Shrine and Itsuki Shrine


Route map

 It is unique festival of Yabu Shrine, one of 3 great festivals in Tajima region.
 This is a festival announcing the spring to Tamba region, in which the dauntless 'Kawatogyo' river crossing is held, as people march with a portable 'mikoshi' shrine on their shoulders from Yabu Shrine to Itsuki Shrine. It has been called the "Ohashiri Matsuri" (Running Festival) because it appears that the heavy mikoshi is being quickly carried with ease.
 It is an Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Yabu City, as it is said that it has been held for the past 1800 years.

Events Information

  • Tajima


〒. 667-0112
840, Yabuichiba, Yabu-shi, Hyogo

Contact Information

Reference Name

Yabu Shrine




Yabu Shrine (external link)


By Train

  • Osaka Station
    : JR limited express train ⇒ Yoka Station ⇒ Zentan Bus (for Takinoya) ⇒ get off at Yabumyojin, a 1-minute walk
  • Sannomiya Station
    : change to JR limited express train at Amagasaki Station⇒ Wadayama Station ⇒ Zentan Bus (for Yoka Station)
     ⇒get off at Yabumyojin, a 1-minute walk

Events Information

Events Information

April 18th(Sat) to April 19th(Sun) 2020
[Saturday and Sunday around April 15th,16th every year]

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