June: Gorei-furyū Festival 御霊会風流
From Saigō Port 30 min 10 min 5 min Infrequent bus service available -
Perhaps the most well-known festival in Dogo Island, during which the impressive Uma-ire-shinji ritual takes place. During this ritual, holy horses carrying gods from different areas around the island run through the shrine grounds. The shrine ritual is to pray for a good harvest. Other rituals that take place include a rice-planting ritual, and horseback archery.

Date
5 June

Location
Tamawakasu-mikoto Shrine
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