Tokyo: Takaosan Shunki Taisai

Annual Spring Festival of Mount Takao featuring a procession of children in fancy attire, yamabushi mountain priests in their traditional attire and a corps of fife and drum.

Schedule & Key events:
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Procession starts from Jyuichi-chome Jaya (tea house) to the temple

Location: Takaosan Yakuo-in Temple, Jyuichi-chome Jaya and others, Hachioji, Tokyo

Takaosan Yakuo-in Temple: Keio Line to Takaosan-guchi Station, and then walk 3 min. to cable car and chair lift Station. From there, take cable car to Takaosan Station, and then walk 20 min., or take chair lift to Sanjo Station, and then walk 30 min.

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.