Nikko Toshogu Shrine Autumn Grand Festival 日光東照宮秋季大祭 (Nikko Toshogu Shuki Reitaisai)

A stirring view of the procession of 1000 samurai warriors

A stirring view of the procession of 1000 samurai warriors
This traditional festival 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 2301, Sannai, Nikko city, Tochigi prefecture
Telephone Number 0288-54-0560 (Nikko Toshogu Shrine)
Website http://www.toshogu.jp/english/events/index.html
Date October 16, 17 every year
Yabusame Archery : October 16 13:00-14:30
Parade of 1000 Samurai Warriors : October 17 11:00-13:00
Venue Nikko Toshogu Shrine
DirectionsTake the Tobu bus from JR Nikko station or Tobu-nikko station bound for The World Heritage 18 minutes, get off at (85)Taiyuin Futarasan jinja mae bus stop and 5 minutes walk.