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Narita, 26 Sep.

Shibayama Haniwa Festival

Shibayama Haniwa Festival Shibayama Haniwa Festival Shibayama Haniwa Festival

Ancient burial mounds (called kofun) were discovered in Shibayama, and excavations have dug up Haniwa terracotta figures sculpted by people living here long ago, 150 of which are on display in the Haniwa Museum at Shibayama Nioson Temple. The Shibayama Haniwa Festival is a celebration of the art and lifestyle of these people with ceremonies symbolizing their return to greet today’s residents, the fraternization between people of each era, and finally the ancient people’s ascent back to the heavens. Children dress up in costumes to represent the ancient residents, and adults don armor for a procession of ancient warriors.

Experience this on the Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program by booking a free Volunteer Guided Tour.

Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program Official Site

Tokyo (Narita) to Shibayama Haniwa Festival, Narita

  1. Narita Airport

    • Bus

    25 min

    300 yen

  2. Shibayama Bunka Center Bus Stop

    • Bus

    10 min

  3. Shibayama Haniwa Festival

    420 Shibayama, Shibayama-cho, Sammu-gu, Chiba Prefecture

    Free

All listed travel times and costs are approximate.