Mikuni Matsuri 三国祭 Fukui (May)
Mikuni Matsuri is one of the three grand matsuri of the Hokuriku district. It has a history of over 270 years. On the middle day of the matsuri, 6.5 meter-high yama (floats) adorned with samurai dolls depart from Mikuni Shrine, and parade through the streets until late at night. The rituals of Mikuni Matsuri transmit traditional customs from the Edo period before the separation of Buddhism and Shintoism, and so the matsuri is designated as an Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Fukui Prefecture.
Mikuni Jinja, Sanno, Mikuni-cho, Sakai City, Fukui
Get off at Awaraonsen station on the JR Hokuriku Main line. Take a Keifuku Bus bound for Mikuni-cho and get off at Mikuni Jinja-mae bus stop. Approx. 20 min. walk.
Take the Echizen Railway Mikuni Awara line and get off at Mikuni Jinja station. Approx. 10 min. walk.
Approx. 25 min. from the Kanazu interchange of the Hokuriku Expressway.
Approx. 30 min. from the Maruoka interchange of the Hokuriku Expressway.