Starting over 300 years ago during the Edo period is the history filled Miya Festival. The biggest must see is the "Kaichuu Togyo", where four Mikoshi Floats are pulled into the sea.
The Mikoshi Floats crossing the water is a sight to see, and it's guaranteed to be the highlight of your day!
Let's go see Miya Festival
Miya Festival is a festival in Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture that has been going on for over 300 years. It is known as a Strange Festival of the Tokai region.
The festival takes place across two days at the end of October. Shrine parishioners pull the gorgeous gigantic Mikoshi Floats, presumably influenced by the Gion Festival in Kyoto, between two shrines. At night, the lanterns on the float are lit up making it a dreamy sight that you do not want to miss.
On Sunday, is the biggest event of the festival, the "Kaichu Togyo" Half-naked men with Sarashi (a long strip of white cloth used for wrapping from stomach to chest) parade around town pulling the four Mikoshi Floats.
Then, they pull Mikoshi Floats into the ocean for 300 meters, while yelling "Wasshoi! Wasshoi!" The gorgeous Mikoshi Floats moving through the water is an impactful scene bound to be the highlight of your day.