The Tenjin Matsuri Festival is known as one of Japan's three largest festivals and is a summer festival held at Osaka Temmangu.
Osaka Temmangu was built in 949, and The Tenjin Matsuri Festival began in 951.
The Osaka Temmangu God is enshrined in the main shrine, however every year on July 25th, The Osaka Temmangu God leaves the main shrine to check if all the shrine parishioners are leading a happy life. On this auspicious occasion, the elated shrine parishioners hold a parade together with the God. Every year, more than a million people gather to enjoy the concluding river boats parade and festive fireworks display on the Okawa River besides the Imperial Hotel, Osaka.
With its combination of fire and water, light and shadow, the Tenjin Festival is a one-of-a-kind summer event that's not to be missed.
The festival's most exciting moment
The fireworks are known as "Dedicated Fireworks" made to be as spectacular as possible to please the god.
We have the honor of watching the festival with the Gods.
Parade for the God, "Rikutogyo and Funatogyo"
The parade for the God starts off on the road, later it moves onto a boat.
The first half on the road is called "Rikutogyo" and a parade of 3,000 people.
The second half on a boat is called "Funatogyo". After boarding a boat, "Funatogyo" begins. They move upstream, make a U-tern and return to where they start. At the same time, another group of boats head downstream, make a U-tern and return to where it starts. These 2 groups of boats are made up of about 100 individual boats, carrying around 10,000 shrine parishioners and viewers.
In addition, about 1 million viewers watch over the "Funatogyo" from the river beds and bridges.
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Evening Noh Dance Performance Viewing Plan
Enjoy the other-worldly aura of Noh dance performed on a boat illuminated by bonfires.Date：July 24th, 2018Charge：18,500yen
- Includes dinner, viewing the performance on a boat, service and sales tax
- You may also select viewing the Noh performance only (charge per person of 6,500 yen, including consumption tax)
Osaka’s summer highlight, the Tenjin Festival is known as one of Japan’s three great festival events. Guests can view the boat procession and fireworks display from their guestroom. Enjoy unrivaled views in every direction from this prime location.Date：July 25th, 2018Charge：Regular floor, Superior (40㎡)
For one room and two guests the room charge is 175,000 yen
For one room and three guests the room charge is 232,500 yen
Imperial floor, Deluxe (40㎡)
For one room and two guests the room charge is 195,000 yen
- Includes one night’s stay, breakfast, dinner, service charges, consumption tax and accommodations tax
Hotel dinner and Tenjin Festival Viewing Evening
After a dinner of fine French cuisine you will have front-row seats for viewing the festival climax, the boat procession and the fireworks display.Date：July 25th, 2018Charge：Empire Room (3rd floor) Veranda seating 30,000 yen
Annex walkway (5th floor) Inside viewing seat 25,000 yen
- Includes meal, drinks and observation seating, service charges and consumption tax.
Worship ship (Boat Procession) Plan
Enjoy a very special opportunity for viewing the Tenjin Festival from the deck of a special ceremonial lantern-bedecked riverboat, part of the festive boat procession
Dinner will be offered on the riverboat and brought to your table by hotel staff.Date：July 25th, 2018Charge：74,000 yen
- Riverboat ride charges, Japanese fine cuisine (Osaka Nadaman), special bento lunchbox and free drink included
- Includes insurance charge, service charge and consumption tax
You can also select a fine dining plan, which pairs a delicious Imperial Hotel meal with viewing the boat procession and the fireworks display for an unforgettable evening.
Casual Dining Café Couvert (2nd floor)
Charge : Adult 25,000 yen, child (aged 4-12) 12,500 yen
- All charges include service charges and consumption tax
Buffet & Lounge The Park (1st floor)
Charge : Adult 20,000 yen, child (aged 4-12) 10 ,000 yen