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Morioka Fall Festival

盛岡秋まつり(盛岡市)

This is a festival in which numerous floats, decorated with dolls and flowers, parade through the city. About 200 people parade with each float, some playing the taiko drums, flutes, etc. The parade begins at 13:00 on September 14, from Morioka Hachimangu Shrine; on the 15th, there is a night parade from 18:00; and on the 16th, there is a Yabusame ( horseback archery ) ceremony at Morioka Hachimangu Shrine, in which archers in elegant costumes shoot three arrows while riding horses at full speed. During the festival, the street leading up to the shrine becomes lined with food stands and fun game booths.

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Tourist Information Northern Tohoku Tourist Center 019-625-2090 Iwate Tourism Association 019-651-0626 Morioka Station Taxi Counter 019-622-5240 Morioka Station Bus Information Center 019-654-9360 Morioka Station JR Bus Ticket Counter 019-624-4474
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Bus from JR Morioka Station Chuo Junkan Line Get on at Morioka Station East Exit Boarding Area 5 Get off at Hachimangu-mae 13 min. 019-696-3151 ( Iwateken Kotsu Tonan Office )
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Taxi About 15 min. from JR Morioka Station
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Bicycle Rental Sasaki Bicycle Shop 9:00-18:00 12 bicycles available 019-624-2692
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Car About 20 min. from Morioka IC About 15 min. from Morioka-minami IC

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