Gujo dance is counted as one of the three major folk dances in Japan.
Gujo Odori, known for the lyrics of “When I go out to Hachiman in Gujo”, the song “Gujo Odori” has been sung and danced in the castle town of Gujo Gujohachiman for 400 years. In order to achieve this, the Bon Dances that had been danced in the villages in Kashiwachi were collected in the castle, and “Do n’t be discouraged during the four days of the Bon Festival. It became popular every year because we encouraged.
Because of this historical background, Gujo Dance is fun for everyone, that is, tourists and locals dance in a circle.
This is why Gujo Odori is called “Dancing Odori” rather than “Dancing Odori”.
From August 13th to 16th, the night dance will be exciting.
In addition, the city area of Gujohachiman, which has been developed as a castle town, is full of attractions such as old streets, beautiful waterways, pocket parks (small parks) that make use of water, and Sousuisui, one of the 100 best waters in Japan.