Izumoiwai Yabusame Festival
(Traditional Horseback Archery)

出雲伊波比の流鏑馬まつり (毛呂山町)

Come and witness the 1,000 year old archery tradition

The organizers have confirmed that this event is GOING ahead.
We're sure this is happening, but 2023 dates and times are not confirmed.


2023 : 3rd November (Fri) *Same day every year


Festival Times & Schedule

Information (2023)

Yabusame horseback archery starts from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to sunset

*Dates and times have NOT been confirmed by the organizer. Dates and times are also subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.



How you can enjoy the Izumoiwai Yabusame Festival.

Picturesque scenery
(Great for Instagram pics!)

Experience Traditional Japan

Fun for the family

Enjoy for 2 hours

🏇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 to do near Izumoiwai Yabusame Festival

Access (Getting to Izumoiwai Yabusame Festival)

From Tokyo


Areas around Izumoiwai Shrine:
5-chōme-17-1 Iwainishi, Moroyama, Iruma-gun, Saitama 350-0465

出雲伊波比神社 〒350-0465埼玉県入間郡毛呂山町岩井西5丁目17番地1

By Train

Higashi-Moro Station (Tobu Ogose Line)

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

Use the Japan Transit Planner to find trains.

By Car

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)

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event, please contact the Local History and Folk Resource Center directly.

Tel: +81 049-295-8282

Email: Contact via Email (External Link)


Japanese Event Website  (External Link – Japanese)

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