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What’s news in Narita? It’s Japanese Drums Festival !!

The origins of Japanese tourism started with people traveling to shrines or temples for worship. Naritasan temple’s origin began in a similar way. Each year over 10 million people visit Naritasan temple. With the construction of the new airport 29 years ago, Narita city has learned to adapt into more of an international city. Narita city is striving to combine both its traditional cultural qualities with its newfound economic growth in order to take advantage of both aspects.
This celebration occurs once a year in the spring. The Naritasan Temple was built over 1,000 years ago as place of worship for Buddhism. This event is held to celebrate the new and old traditions of Narita city. Hopefully these celebrations will continue for many years to come.

DRUMS SESSION SHOW 14th(Sat.) 15th(Sun.), April 10 a.m. ~ 10:30 a.m.

Naritasan Shishoji Temple

The main event will consist of the appreciation of nature and hope for world peace. This event will begin at 10a.m. on Saturday and Sunday(14・15, April). The performance will consist of one song with duration of 30 minutes. About 400 musicians will perform an exciting show. The beats are really impressive!

DRUMS PARADE  15th(Sun.), April 3 p.m. ~ 5 p.m.

Naritasan Omote-sando Street

There will be parade down Main Street starting from the JR station and ending up at Narita San Temple. On Sunday(15, April) the parade will begin at 3pm. and last for 2 hours. It will consist of some mobile platforms for traditional Japanese musicians, some Japanese dancing teams and some Japanese traditional drum musicians.

event map

HOLY FIRE CONCERT  14th(Sat.), April at 5 p.m. ~7 p.m. p.m.

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

This is the main event for the DRUMS FESTIVAL. You can enjoy the powerful and exciting sound of drums, and the making of a holy fire. Some drums teams will perform on the stage in front of the temple’s main hall.
It’s impressive!

Address: 383-1, Nakano-cho, Narita city, Chiba, 286-0027
Tel: +81 476 24 3232 Fax: +81 476 24 3310
Mail to: kanko@nctv.co.jp