Numata Festival
(Numata Matsuri)


Enjoy Japan's largest Tengu mask festival

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, 4th, 5th  August

*The Tengu Mikoshi (Mask) is carried around on the 3rd and 5th of August.
*Same date every year

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


Time and schedule for each days to be confirmed




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



How to enjoy the Numata Festival (Tengu Festival)

Experience Traditional Japan

Picturesque scenery
(Insta worthy!)

Fun for a group of friends

Enjoy with family

Fun for solo travelers

Enjoy street food

Enjoy 2-4 hours

👺 Behold the Legendary TENGU Mask and More 👺

🏮 Experience the awe-inspiring Numata Festival, where a magnificent 👺 TENGU mask 👺 steals the spotlight as it gracefully parades through the town on the festival’s first and third day. This colossal mask, featuring a majestic nose reaching for the sky at a towering height of 2.9 meters, captures attention with its impressive dimensions of 4.3 meters in length and 2.3 meters in width. It is carried by a procession of 300 women, adding to its grandeur.

🥳 On the festival’s second day, the Tengu mask takes a well-deserved break, but the celebration continues with a vibrant showcase of traditional floats adorned with exquisite dolls depicting legendary figures like Susanoo-no-Mikoto and Benkei. ✨🎶

For enthusiasts of Japanese festivals seeking an opportunity to immerse in the local community, the Numata festival offers an unforgettable experience. 🇯🇵

What to do nearby Numata Festival

woman running in Numata City Tambara Lavender Park

Numata City

Numata is a city in Gunma prefecture known for its huge Tengu masks, outdoor parks, ski slopes, the Numata festival, and Numata fireworks.

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Access (How to get to Numata Festival)

From Tokyo


780 Nishikurauchimachi, Numata City, Gunma Prefecture 378-0046

〒378-0046 群馬県沼田市西倉内町780

By Train

via Jomokogen Station (Joetsu Shinkansen) *2hrs – 2hrs 30min

Take the Joetsu Shinkansen and get off at Jomokogen Station (1hr 10min). Take the bus to JR Numata station (30 min). The festival is about a 25-minute walk from Numata station.

via Numata Station (JR Joetsu Line) *2hr 15min – 3hrs

Take the Joetsu Shinkansen to Takasaki station. Change to JR Joetsu Line (via Shin-Maebashi station) bound for Minakami and get off at JR Numata Station. The festival is about a 25-minute walk from the station.

Use the Japan Transit Planner to find trains.

By Car

Approximately 10 minutes drive from the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway.

(We recommend using public transport due to heavy traffic and limited parking space during the festival)

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event please contact the Numata City Tourism Department directly.

Tel: +81 0278-23-2111 (city hall)


Numata city festival website  (External Link – Japanese)

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