The Procession of 1,000 Samurai sees more than 1,200 people, most carrying mikoshi, parading along the shrine path and back.
The sight of the Shinji-yabusame in which valiant archers shoot arrows from their horses is breathtaking. A similar festival takes place in autumn (16-17 October).
|Event Dates||Mid-May every year (tentative)|
|Event Details||Every year from May 17-18
17th: 10:00-14:30 (Yabusame horseback archery from 13:00)
18th: 10:00-around 13:30
|Location (venue)||Shinji-yabusame: Yamauchi Omotesando-odori (in front of Toshogu Stone Torii gate)
The Procession of 1,000 Samurai follows the route from Futarasan Main Shrine - Toshogu Omotemon - Otabisho - Toshogu Main Shrine
|Address||2301 Sannai, Nikko-shi, Tochigi|
|Category||Processions and parades|
Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.