Marine day is a national holiday that celebrates the ocean and its influence on Japan. I, and thousands of my closest friends, flooded the streets of the Nagoya Port for food, parades, fireworks, and zero personal space.
We were probably half a mile from the fireworks and we were still packed in like sardines.
The food was delicious though!
Ultimately, it was an interesting first festival experience but I’m keen to have another with a few less people. Maybe a nice neighborhood festival.