Festivals of Japan

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

Nikko Toshogu Shrine Annual Grand Spring Festival - Tochigi

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
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Region Kanto
Category Processions and parades

Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.

update: Jan.29.2020

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