2023 : 3rd, 4th, 5th August
*The Tengu Mikoshi (Mask) is carried around on the 3rd and 5th of August.
*Same date every year
TIME & SCHEDULE
3rd Aug From 1PM- 10PM
Most floats are out from 6PMto 10PM (*The Tengu Mikoshi is out from 6:30PM to 9:30PM on the 3rd)
4th Aug From 1:30PM- 10PM
Most floats are out from 6PMto 10PM (* NO Tengu Mikoshi on the 4th )
5th Aug From 4:20PM- 10PM
The Tengu Mikoshi is out from 6:30PM to 9:30PM on the 5th
🏮 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. 🇯🇵
780 Nishikurauchimachi, Numata City, Gunma Prefecture 378-0046
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.
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)