Enjoy your shopping at a festival!
In Japan, a large number of festivals are held through the year. There are various types of festivals, such as large and traditional ones, which can be a purpose of travel, a Bon Festival dance, which is enjoyed by the local people and many more. Among them, the festivals held at shrines and temples are collectively called “Ennichi.” You will find a Japanese style unique shopping experience at Ennichi where offers street food and attractions, which have been loved for a long time, latest gourmet and more.
Speaking of Ennichi, everybody likes these particular menus!
“Ennichi” is a day to make offerings and to be held festivals at shrines and temples for God and Buddha that tied to the shrines and temples. At the beginning, stalls and shops had lined up for visitors, then it became being called “Ennichi.” The classic gourmet of the old-fashioned Ennichi are a fluffy “cotton candy,” made with melted sugar into a thread and stick it in a bar, a colorful “apple candy,” “okonomiyaki” that stimulates the appetite with good smell of sauce and more. When you eat them in the bustle of the festival, you can feel even more delicious.
Cotton candy (300 - 500 yen)
Apple Candy (300 - 500 yen)
Okonomiyaki (350 - 500 yen)
A variety of high-end ingredients and international dishes appear one after another
In Ennich-Gourmet, the wave of “higher quality” and “internationalization” is coming lately. For example, some beef skewers use a local produced special beef. Also, “Chijimi,” Korean style pancake, similar to okonomiyaki,“Kebab sandwich,”a Turkish specialty “doner kebab” with pita bread, and “churros (200 yen to 400 yen),” widely spreads in Latin America have also been increasing every year. It is also a great idea to enjoy international food while you are at Japanese traditional festivals.
Beef skewer (400 - 700 yen)
Chijimi (300 - 500 yen)
Kebab sandwich (300 - 500 yen)
There are some attractions that adults can be a kid again!
Besides the gourmet food stalls, there are also many attractions that not only children but also adults go crazy. Scooping goldfish from a basin using a tool called “goldfish scooping,” made from a thin Japanese paper, and shooting with a cork gun for the targeted giveaway (approx. 500 yen/5 shootings) called “Shateki” are the attractions that not only people who are actually doing, but also those who are watching can enjoy together. Stalls of popular character's “omen (mask)” and old toys such as water pistols and water-whistle are also classic. For visitors, “Ennichi” is limited to the festival days, and it might be once-in-a-lifetime meeting for each other. So, let's enjoy the interaction such as bargaining with the owner of stalls, and cheering someone who you see. We can’t find this experience at general stores.
Goldfish scooping (300 - 500 yen)
Omen (500 - 2000 yen)
*The information above was last updated on June 13, 2017. For further information, please contact the facilities directly.
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