2023 : 11th -26th November
*Dates and times updated 6th Oct (from official website)
Festival Times & Schedule
Different exhibitions and workshops are available throughout the period.
*Dates and times are based on 2018 event as 2020 event was canceled due to COVID.
Have you ever heard of an 🎨Ukiyo-e artist named Utamaro? Ever wondered what Japan was like during the Edo period (about 200 years ago)? This is the ✨perfect event for those interested in Japanese 👘history and art!
The ✨”Utamaro Festival” recreates the world of Kitagawa Utamaro, a famous Edo period artist praised for his 👘 Ukiyo-e woodblock prints & 🎨paintings. There are small exhibitions and pop-up events during the festival for visitors to enjoy such as the 😍beautiful boat parade! 📸
Visit Shoai Samurai for a unique, eco-friendly Japanese culture experience.
Try traditional indigo dyeing (Aizome) and support the local community. Create your masterpiece while making a positive impact!
The center of Tochigi city. Pop-up events near City hall on the main street and around Uzumagawa river
Yorozucho, Tochigi-city, Tochigi Pref
Tochigi 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.