IKOMA JOURNEY - The tourist guide of Ikoma City, Nara Prefecture, Japan.


Spring Events

Festival Organizer:
Ikoma Grand Shrine Fire Festival Youth Association

Ikoma City Board of Education

Ikoma Future Corporation NPO

Ikoma Grand Shrine Tanabate Galaxy Festival.

With a full days program of events and activities, children leave Tanabate Festival with plenty of fond memories. Live performances from Achako Band and the Mt. Ikoma Traditional Drum Troupe, festival games like goldfish scooping and festival food stalls selling fried noodles, baked octopus balls, snow cones and much more make this festival a fun day out for all the family.

Date Middle of July,
annually 15:00 ~ 20:00 (provisional)
Location Ikoma Great Shrine
Tel. 0743-77-8001 (Ikoma Great Shrine)
Access 0.6km Northwest of Kintetsu Ichibu Station.

*Event postponed to the following day following rain cancellation
*There is no parking around the shrine, so please come by train or by bus

Spring Events

Ikoma Dondoko Festival.

An exciting festival with a variety of booths and performances from local entertainers including a bonodori dance where everyone is invited to participate. The festival ends with an elaborate fireworks display.

Date The beginning of August, annually 15:00 ~ (provisional)
Location Ikoma Community Sports Ground
Tel. 0743-74-1111 (extension 235) Ikoma Dondoko Festival Committee
Access Kintetsu Ikoma Station

*The fireworks area of The Ikoma Comprehensive Park are off limits. In consideration of local residents, police and security officials patrol the area. Please refrain from viewing the fireworks display from the streets.

Return to top of page