Tochigi Autumn Festival とちぎ秋まつり (Tochigi Aki Matsuri)

An invigorating autumn festival held once every two years.

An invigorating autumn festival held once every two years.
An autumn festival in Tochigi city held biennially. Lavishly decorated in detailed carvings, festive floats carrying figurines of deities and historical heroes are paraded through the streets. For the many tourists coming from outside the region, special rail services from Tokyo are operated on the day of the festival. You can also visit an exhibition about the festival at the “Dashi Kaikan” (float museum) at any time of the year.

Basic Information

Address Yorozu-cho, Tochigi-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0282-25-2356 (Tochigi City Tourist Association)
Website http://www.kuranomachi.jp/
Date biennially held in the mid-November. The next festival is in 2016.
Venue Kura-no-Machi Ohdori
DirectionsBy public transport: approx.15-minute walk from Tochigi station on the JR Ryomo line or Tobu Nikko line
By car: approx.10-minute drive from Tochigi IC on the Tohoku Expressway