Annual event schedule in Taishi Town

Eifuku-ji Temple Daijo Ceremony

The Eifuku-ji Daijo-e Ceremony is a Buddhist service held on April 11th and 12th to commemorate the death of Prince Shotoku. Pilgrims from all over Japan come to pay their respects.

Scheduled dates: April 11th and 12th every year
Time Both days 11:00~
Venue: Eifuku-ji Temple (2146 Taishi, Taishi-cho, Minamikawachi-gun, Osaka)

Taishi Lantern Festival

We hope that the lights, which respect Prince Shotoku’s “harmony” spirit and wish for the happiness of the people who visit Taishi Town, will lead to the development of an attractive town and the revitalization of the town. The Taishi Lantern Festival was started with the thoughts of the local people who love Taishi Town.

About 10,000 lanterns are arranged carefully one by one every year with the cooperation of many local volunteers. In addition, the lantern cups lined up at Eifuku-ji Temple are accompanied by the “words” of the sponsors, illuminating the spring night with a gentle light.

At Taishi Nagomi no Hiroba, there will be stage performances such as Japanese drum performances and acoustic live performances.

Scheduled date: Mid to late April
Time 18:00-21:00 (lights on at 18:30) *Taishi Shotoku City 17:00-21:00
Venue: Eifuku-ji Temple (2146 Taishi, Taishi-cho, Minamikawachi-gun, Osaka)
Saihoin (1663 Taishi, Taishi-cho, Minamikawachi-gun, Osaka)
Taishi Peace Square (2059 Oaza Taishi, Taishi-cho, Minamikawachi-gun, Osaka)
Main Events ・Lights lit up in 3 venues (representing the sexagenary cycle, Japanese characters, phoenix, five-colored Zuiko, Taishi-kun, etc.)
・ Music performance on the stage at Taishi Shotoku City at the Taishi Kazumi no Hiroba venue

Karakawa Firefly Evening

In the early summer, Karakawa (about 300m upstream from Taishi Onsen), which flows through Taishi Town, holds an evening of Karakawa and firefly viewing parties.
Fireflies that shine as it gets dark from dusk. Many people look forward to seeing fireflies every year.

The Karakawa River, which runs through Taishi Town, is designated as a protected area, and every year members of the Karakawa Firefly Preservation Association conduct weeding and cleaning activities in the Karakawa River to create an environment where fireflies can live.

In order to protect the beautiful environment where you can meet many fireflies, let’s follow the rules of firefly viewing at the venue!

Scheduled date: Early to mid-June
Hours 18:30-21:00
Venue: Taishi Town, about 300m upstream from Karakawa Taishi Onsen
Main events ・Establishment of a local information center (near the upstream wooden bridge, hydrophilic plaza)
“Uncle Firefly” will explain the ecology, conservation activities, and manners of fireflies.
(Please be accompanied by a guardian. We are not responsible for accidents etc.)
・Firefly lantern light up

Shinaga Shrine Summer Festival

An annual festival is held at Shinaga Shrine on Sundays between July 24th and 30th every year.

This is the only summer festival in this area where portable shrines and danjiri festivals are held. One danjiri from each of the five town councils is displayed, and the young people bravely pull it around to the energetic music.

At the shrine, festivals such as Sanbaso and Hachisha Taiko are held.

Scheduled date: Late July
Venue Kacho Shrine (3751 Yamada, Taishi-cho, Minamikawachi-gun, Osaka)
Taishi-cho Uchiyamada district (Evening: Taishi-cho government office parking lot/88 Yamada, Taishi-cho, Minamikawachi-gun, Osaka)
Main Event [Examination Hiki]
In the evening, five danjiri parade through Taishi Town and gather at the Taishi Town Hall parking lot
[Main shrine]
 Morning Kacho Shrine Miyairi, Sambaso, Niwaka, Hassha Taiko
Afternoon Mikoshi
“Danjiri parade” in the evening

Roadside Station “Chikatsu Asuka no Sato / Taishi” Grape Festival

The Grape Festival is held at the roadside station “Chikatsu Asuka no Sato / Taishi” during the season of grapes, the specialty of Taishi Town, to express our gratitude to our customers.

In addition to grapes such as Delaware, Kyoho, Pione, and Shine Muscat, there are special sales of fresh vegetables and Taishi-cho specialties.

Scheduled date: early August
Hours 8:00-12:00
Venue Roadside Station “Chikatsu Asuka no Sato / Taishi” (2254-3 Yamada, Taishi-cho, Minamikawachi-gun, Osaka)

Tondabayashi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Taishi-cho Branch Summer Festival with Taishi Shotoku City

The Tondabayashi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Taishi Branch Summer Festival with Taishi Shotoku Market is held every year on the second Saturday of August at the parking lot of the Taishi Town Hall.
Lottery draws and Bon festival dances are held, and it is crowded with many people.

Scheduled date Mid-August
Hours 17:00-22:00
Venue: Taishi Town Hall Parking Lot (88 Yamada, Taishi Town, Minamikawachi District, Osaka Prefecture)
Main event 17:00- Fair
17:30-Opening event
19:00- Large lottery (lottery tickets will be sold at the venue)
20:00~ Bon Odori (Koushu/Kawachi Ondo)

Takenouchi Road Lantern Festival

Taishi Town’s autumn event “Takenouchi Kaido,” which is said to be Japan’s oldest public road (national highway) and was designated as a Japan Heritage site in 2017. Lantern Festival”.

Ise Lanterns and Jizodo along the Takenouchi Highway.
It was started to inherit the liveliness and tasteful appearance brought about by the culture of coming and going.

Townspeople dressed as old people related to Taishi Town parade through the streets, concerts at old private houses, galleries under the eaves, and many other fun events held by the local residents.

Please enjoy the fantastic atmosphere reflected in the autumn evening.

Scheduled date: Mid-October to late October
Time 14:30-21:00 (lights on at 17:00)
Venue About 2.3km from Taishicho Kasuga Nishi Intersection to Roadside Station “Chikatsu Asuka no Sato Taishi”
Main event ・ Lights on the Takenouchi Highway about 2.3 km, which will be the venue
・Period matrix
・Under the eaves gallery (Recruitment starts in mid-August)
・Taishi Shotoku Market
・Musical performances on a special stage
·Stamp Rally

Fureai TAISHI with Taishi Shotoku Market

It is held as part of Youth Healthy Development Emphasis Month.
In addition to the flea market, there are mini animal parks, refreshment stands, and various shows on the stage, making it an enjoyable event.
It will also be held in tie-up with Seitoku-ichi.

Scheduled date Mid-November
Hours 10:00-15:00
Venue: Taishi Nagomi Square and parking lot (2059 Oaza Taishi, Taishi-machi, Minamikawachi-gun, Osaka)
Main events ・ Music performances, dance performances, costume shows, etc. on stage
・Mini zoo ・Air trampoline
・Refreshment stalls by local groups
・Taishi Shotoku Market at the parking lot
・Nara Prefecture Ikaruga Town, Hyogo Prefecture Taishi Town Product Exhibition

Roadside Station Chikatsu Asuka no Sato Taishi Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day will be held at Taishi Roadside Station “Chikatsu Asuka no Sato Taishi”!

Taishi Town’s specialty oranges, fresh vegetables, and specialty products line the storefront. Ladies and gentlemen, please come and visit us.

Scheduled date: November 23, Labor Thanksgiving Day
Time 8:00~
Venue Roadside Station “Chikatsu Asuka no Sato / Taishi” (2254-3 Yamada, Taishi-cho, Minamikawachi-gun, Osaka)

First climb of Mt. Nijo on New Year’s Day

A year in Taishi-machi begins with the first climb on New Year’s Day.

Every year, many people aim for the summit of Mt. Nijo to see the first sunrise of the year from the Nara side.

Scheduled date: January 1
Venue Mt. Nijo
Event ・Amazake served by the Manyo morning porridge party (on the back of a horse)
・Lottery held by the Taishi Town Athletic Federation to win lucky charms of the sexagenary cycle (at the summit of Mt. Meidake)
*All are on a first-come, first-served basis, mainly for those living in Taishi Town

Taishi Shotoku Market

An open-air market is held on the 3rd Sunday of every month at Taishi Nagomi no Hiroba. (*April, August, October and November are held together with other events in the town)

Various shops such as food and drink, clothing, shoes, flowers, vegetables, padding, handmade accessories, etc.

The Taishi Shotoku Market Executive Committee aims to create a lively, bright and harmonious city through the open-air market.

Scheduled date: 3rd Sunday of every month (*April, August, October and November will be held along with other events in the town)
Hours 9:00-13:00
Venue: Taishi Peace Square (2059 Oaza Taishi, Taishi-cho, Minamikawachi-gun, Osaka)
Depending on the event season
We hold a watermelon splitting competition, a large gathering of local characters, a rattle lottery, etc.