Sightseeing Guide

Handed down from person to person... traditions that we want to leave for posterity

A Dizzying Array of Spectacular Traditions

Iwata is packed with highlights throughout the year such as traditional rituals and festivals that have been passed down from antiquity, along with regular events unique to this area.
Kaketsuka Festival [Kibune Shrine Regular Festival]

Kaketsuka Festival [Kibune Shrine Regular Festival]

Kaketsuka Port thrived as a commercial port between the Edo and Meiji periods, in the mid-19th century.
The festival is held to pass on this history and tradition, and to pray for safety at sea.
The musical accompaniment for the Kaketsuka festival float has been designated an intangible folk cultural property by the prefecture.