Yayoi-sai Festival 弥生祭 

A traditional festival to celebrate Nikko’s spring

A traditional festival to celebrate Nikko’s spring
This festival, with a 1,200-year history, is held in Futarasan-jinja Shrine every April. A fleet of portable shrines decorated in artificial cherry blossoms joyfully parade through the town. It is also known as the festival that brings spring to Nikko. The performance of people working in unison as they run up to the main shrine with their portable shrines is impressive.
Tourists can also take part in carrying the portable shrines. Feel free to give it a try!

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Basic Information

Address Nikko-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0288-54-2496 (Nikko Futarasan-jinja Shrine)
Website http://www.futarasan.jp/yayoi/
Venue Nikko Futarasan-jinja Shrine
DirectionsTake the Tobu bus for Chuzenji Onsen or Yumoto Onsen from Nikko station on the JR Nikko line or on the Tobu Nikko line to “Nishi Sando” bus stop (approx.7-minute ride) and walk about 10 minutes.