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Nikko Yayoi Festival

(Nikko Yayoisai)

弥生祭(日光)

A traditional ‘Spring Festival’ nearby Tokyo

The Nikko Yayoi Festival for 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Date

2021: 13th April (Mon) – 17th April (Fri)

*Dates and times have not been confirmed by the organizer.

Time

*Dates and times have not been confirmed by the organizer.

Schedule

*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.

Cost

Free

How to enjoy the Nikko Yayoi Festival

Experience Traditional Japan

Picturesque scenery
(Great for Instagram pics!)

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Enjoy for 1-2 days

🍡 🌸Get ready for one of the largest festival in Nikko! 🌸 🍡

Come and see ‘Yayoisai Festival’ – a traditional spring festival at 🏮Nikko Futarasan Jinja Shrine! Every year from April 13th to April 17th, the people of Nikko celebrate the arrival of 🌸spring at Nikko Futarasan Jinja Shrine.

This👘”Yayoisai Festival” is said to have started 1200 years ago!😍 Don’t miss the 👏🏽highlights on the 16th and the 17th, when portable shrines (each representing a district) are shouldered through the city! The festival reaches its climax on the 17th, when people work together to 🏃🏽🏃🏽run up the steps with their portable shrines. It is very exciting to watch❗️

What to do nearby Nikko Yayoi Festival

– Local recommendations –

Active

  • Hiking
  • Walking

Unique Experiences

  • Kimono Experiences

Culture

  • Sake Brewery Tour
  • Museums

Food / Drinks

  • Taste local dish called Yuba
  • Sake Tasting
  • Amazing local restaurants

How to get to the Nikko Yayoi Festival

By Train

 From JR Nikko Station (JR Nikko Line)

Take a bus towards “Chuzenji Onsen” or “Yumoto Onsen”. Get off at “Nishi Sando” bus stop (approx 7min) and walk for 10 min from the bus stop. It is also possible to walk (30min).

From Tobu Nikko Station (Tobu Nikko Line)

Take a bus towards “Chuzenji Onsen” or “Yumoto Onsen”. Get off at “Nishi Sando” bus stop (approx 7min) and walk for 10 min from the bus stop. It is also possible to walk (30min).

By Car

Approximately 7 minutes drive from the Nikko IC on the Nikko Utsunomiya Road.
(It can get busy during the festival so leave plenty of time!)

Address

Areas surrounding Nikko Futarasan Jinja Shrine
2307 Sannai, Nikko-shi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan 321-1431
〒321-1431 栃木県日光市山内2307

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Contact

Any questions about this event?

For information about this event please contact the Tourist Office directly.

Tel: +81 0288-22-1525

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Web: English Website (External Link)

Web: Japanese Event Website (External Link)

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