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Nikko, 19 Jul.

Nikko Toshogu Shrine Annual Grand Spring Festival

Nikko Toshogu Shrine Annual Grand Spring Festival Nikko Toshogu Shrine Annual Grand Spring Festival

This fantastic two-day event is the biggest annual festival of the Nikko Toshogu Shrine. One of the highlights is the ‘yabusame’ ritual on May 17, whereby archers riding on horseback show off their incredible skills with bow and arrow. On May 18, more than 1,000 men in traditional samurai warrior outfits march the streets and recreate the scene where the grave of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, who is enshrined at Toshogu, is transferred from Mt. Kunousan in Shizuoka Prefecture to Nikko to become his final resting place.

Nikko Kinugawa Travel Guide

Tokyo (Narita) to Nikko Toshogu Shrine Annual Grand Spring Festival, Nikko

  1. Narita Airport

    3 h 50 min

    From 4,500 yen

  2. Nikko Station

    • Walk

    35 min

  3. Nikko Toshogu Shrine Annual Grand Spring Festival

    2301 Yamauchi, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture

    Free

All listed travel times and costs are approximate.