Tochigi Float Festival

とちぎ秋まつり (栃木市)

Watch Edo-style festival floats parade up and down the streets to the sound of overwhelming Taiko drumming.

The organizers have confirmed that this event is GOING ahead.

DATE

2022 : 11th, 12th, 13th November (11th is Children’s festival)

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

TIME

Day1 – From 9:30 – 15:30 (childrens’s festival)

Day 2 – From 9:30 – 20:00

Day 3 – From 9:30 – 20:00

*Dates and times are based on 2018 event as 2020 event was canceled due to COVID.

SCHEDULE

Day1 – Children’s festival

Day 2 – Full day of float parades. ‘Butsuke (battle of the floats)’ in the evening.

Day 3 – Full day of float parades. ‘Butsuke (battle of the floats)’ in the evening.

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

COST

Free 

How to enjoy the Tochigi Float Festival ?

Take photos

Experience Traditional Japan

Fun for the family

Solo travelers

Enjoy for 3-5 hours

🏮Witness the 💥Battle of festival Floats🥁

Traditional Edo-style festival floats called ‘Dashi’ carry exquisitely carved figures decorated in gold and silver. Watch by as they parade up and down the streets to the sound of overwhelming taiko drummers.

In the evening you can also watch ‘Butsuke’ where floats battle against each other.

This biannual festival at the start of November is one of the best traditional festivals in this region so make sure not to miss it.

What to do nearby Tochigi Float Festival ?

Visit local museums

Walk around town

Enjoy festival food

See autum leafs at Mt. Ohira

Access (How to get to Tochigi Float Festival )

From Tokyo

Address

Center of Tochigi city main street around Yorozucho Police station.

栃木県栃木市万町付近

Yorozucho, Tochigi-city, Tochigi Pref 

By Train

Tocigi Station (JR & Tobu Lines)

Take the Tobu Line (Tobu Nikko line / Tobu Utsunomiya Line) or JR Ryomo Line to Tochigi station.  Walk for about 15 minutes from the station down the main street to the center of town.

By Car

Approximately 15 minutes drive from the Tochigi IC on the Tohoku Expressway.

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event please contact the Tochigi city Tourism department directly.

Tel: +81 0282-21-2374

Email: none

Websites

Japanese Event Website  (External Link – Japanese)

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