Shonai Kagura Matsuri 庄内神楽祭り Oita (Nov.)
In the Shonai Kagura Matsuri, two kinds of sacred dance - Fukayama-ryu Kagura and Inuyama-ryu Kagura are performed. There are 12 kagura groups, who thrill onlookers with their majestic and solemn performances. The matsuri started in 1990. Shonai Kagura began in 1778, as an offering from the shrine priests to the deity.
Kagura den, Shonaicho-Sogo-Undo-Koen, Shonai-cho, Yuhu City, Oita (Held at Shonai gymnasium in case of rain)
Approx. 5 min. by taxi from Onoya station on the JR Kyudai main line
Approx. 10 min. by taxi from Shonai station on the JR Kyudai main line
From Yufuin interchange on the Oita Expressway, take the National Route 210 heading for Oita (approx. 30 min.)
From Oita interchange on the Oita Expressway, take the National Route 210 (approx. 30 min.)