Things to do / Traditional festivals

Shizuoka: Ito Aki Matsuri

Autumn Festivals of the shrines. The highlight of this festival is Kaichu-togyo in which townspeople jostle each other to carry mikoshi into the sea.

Schedule & Key events:
● daily
daytime Parade of mikoshi of each shrine, through neighborhoods
● Oct. 13
from 9:50 a.m.: & from 11 a.m.: Kaichu-togyo, mikoshi of Yukawa-jinja Shrine at Ito Orange Beach (Yukawa Beach)
from noon: Kaichu-togyo, mikoshi of Matsubara-jinja Shrine at Ito Orange Beach (Matsubara Beach)

Location: Yukawa-jinja Shrine, Matsubara-jinja Shrine,, Ito, Shizuoka

Ito Orange Beach: From JR Tokyo Sta, take JR Limited Express "Odoriko" to Ito Sta., and then walk 3 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.