2022 : 11th, 12th, 13th November (11th is Children’s festival)
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.
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.
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.
Center of Tochigi city main street around Yorozucho Police station.
Yorozucho, Tochigi-city, Tochigi Pref
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.
Approximately 15 minutes drive from the Tochigi IC on the Tohoku Expressway.