It is a large spring festival held every five years on 2 & 3 May at Sawawachigi Shrine in Otsu-cho. The Ofune Festival has been registered as Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property. Fishes has been painted on both sides of the ship which carries a portable shrine, and about 300 people roaming around all over the town with the ship following songs for the ship. There are no wheels on the ship but hundreds of wooden frames called Soroban are laid underneath then twenty to thirty young men cling to the edge of the ship and swing the ship to left and right. The next 5th year is in 2019.
Date: 2 & 3 May 2019 (Only once every five years)