Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri

Cultural in Osaka

Osaka's wildest festival, held over the 3rd weekend in September, is a kind of running of the bulls except with danjiri (festival floats), many weighing over 3000kg. The danjiri are hauled through the streets by hundreds of people using ropes – take care and stand back. Most of the action takes place on the second day.

The best place to see it is west of Kishiwada Station on the Nankai main line (from Nankai Station).