Izumoiwai Yabusame Festival
(Traditional Horseback Archery)
Come and witness the 1,000 year old archery tradition
Due to COVID-19 the 2020 event was canceled and the next event will be 2021
2021 : November 3rd
*Please note that the dates and times have not been confirmed by the organizer.
From 9:00 – 9:30 am & 1:30-6:00 pm (Main event is late afternoon)
*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.
How you can enjoy the Izumoiwai Yabusame Festival.
🏇BULL’S EYE!!! Yabusame (horseback archery) in a beautiful Japanese countryside! ✨
🏇Yabusame is a Japanese horseback archery ritual that dates back to the 11th century.
If you’ve never seen this 1,000 year tradition, why not come and see the breathtaking ritual that takes place at the Izumoiwai Yabusame Festival.💥
Watch as the three boys around the age of 15 carry out all sorts of amazing (and difficult) performances on horses 🏇.
To get the most out of the event, don’t miss the the ✨climax in the afternoon. This is when the boys aim for the target while sprinting down a path on horseback! Why not join the local community and cheer for them!👏👏
What else to do nearby Izumoiwai Yabusame Festival ?
Access (Getting to Izumoiwai Yabusame Festival)
Areas around Izumoiwai Shrine:
5-chōme-17-1 Iwainishi, Moroyama, Iruma-gun, Saitama 350-0465
Travel to Higashi-Moro Station and walk 10 min.
Moro Station (JR Hachiko Line)
Travel to Moro Station and walk 5 min.
*From Tokyo, it is easier to travel to Higashi-Moro Station via the Tobu Ogose Line
Approximately 15 minutes from the Tsurugashima IC on the Kan-etsu Expressway AND the Ken-O Expressway
(Use public transport to avoid heavy traffic and limited parking)