The Gujo dance festival started over 400 years ago and now it's known as one of the largest summer dance festivals in Japan.
The festival is held for a period of thirty-two nights from the mid-July to the beginning of September. During the four days of Obon (August 13 through 16, commemorating one's ancestor), locals and tourists, regardless of skills, dance together in a big circle through the night until the morning.
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Japan is a great country to visit for everybody from all over the world! Every tourist will find its rich local cultures, foods and beautiful natures especially in its small local areas. Gujo in Gifu, my hometown, is one of them! Please come and experience part of our very unique life style with us!