Hyakumono-Zoroe Sennin Gyoretsu (The Samurai Style 1,000-person Procession)  百物揃千人武者行列 

A stirring grand festival of Nikko Toshogu Shrine

A stirring grand festival of Nikko Toshogu Shrine
This traditional festival held biannually (spring and autumn) is a re-enactment of the relocation of Divine Spirit of the great shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa from Mt. Kuno in Shizuoka to Nikko. Dressed in extravagant costumes, over 1,000 shrine-parishioners parade down the streets. One the day before the festival, the performance of “Yabusame”, horseback archery, is also worth seeing.

Basic Information

Address Nikko-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0288-54-0560 (Nikko Toshogu Shrine)
Website http://www.toshogu.jp/english/index.html
Date May 18 and October 17 (held on the same dates every year)
Venue Nikko Toshogu Shrine
DirectionsTake the Tobu bus for Chuzenji Onsen or Yumoto Onsen from Nikko station on the JR Nikko line or Tobu Nikko station on the Tobu Nikko line to “Sogo Kaikan Mae” bus stop (approx. 6-minute ride) and walk about 5 minutes.