Otaru Tide Festival

3 Experience the Excitement with the Locals

The Otaru Tide Festival is one of the most important periods in the Otaru year. The festival, which has been held for over 50 years, is a prayer for the expansion of Otaru and a wish that its history and culture can continue on into future generations. The festival is held in July over a 3 day span and sees over one million visitors every year. Fireworks mark the beginning and end of the celebrations and are shot over the ocean. The real highlight of the festival is the Shio Nerikomi, a dancing parade through the city with almost 10,000 people!

Free of charge
Regular holiday
No days off during the event
Business period
Late Jul (Inquire for details)
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