Festivals of Japan

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

Yama-age Festival - Tochigi

The Yama-age Festival, with a history of over 460 years, is a dedicated event of the Annual Yakumo Shrine Grand Festival, and a massive festival of Nasukarasuyama City that includes a portable outdoor theater and mikoshi portable shrines that have been passed down through generations.
Don’t miss the open-air kabuki performances, as well as the perfect teamwork from the young staff who support them. The Karasuyama Yama-age Festival has been inscribed as a Yama/Hoko/Yatai Float Festival of Japan and a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Event Dates Every year on the Friday to Sunday that includes the fourth Saturday of July.
Event Details Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23, 2023
There may be changes to the content of the event depending on the weather, status of infections, etc.
*Please see the official website for details.
Location (venue) Nasukarasuyama City (around town in Karasuyama)
Address The area around 2-5-26 Kanai, Nasukarasuyama-shi
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Region Kanto
Category Processions and parades

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

update: May.23.2023

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