Gujo Odori is a Bon Odori ( Bon Dance )Festival lasts thirty-two nights, from the middle of July to early September.
During the four days of Obon in mid-August (August 13 to 16), dances continue all night. Gujō Odori has 10 kinds of dances. Kawasaki and Harukoma are very famous and easy to dance for beginners.
The dance festival’s origins have been traced back to the Kan’ei era (1624–44) when it is believed to have originated as an exercise in social cohesion; it has been designated an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.
From mid-July until the first weekend in September.
Dates and functions are subject to change without notice. Be sure to check the latest information in advance.
Hachiman Cho Town, Gujo city, Gifu Prefecture