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Things to do / Traditional festivals

Tochigi: Kikusui-sai

Festival featuring a parade of Horen (palanquin), armored warriors, and Yabusame horses. If it heavily rains, the event will be canceled.

Schedule & Key events:
● Oct. 26 from 9 a.m.: Yabusame in front of the shrine
from 9:30 a.m.: Parade from the shrine, through the Ue-machi area
from 3:30 p.m.: Yabusame in front of the shrine
● Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.: Yabusame in front of the shrine
from 9:30 a.m.: Parade from the shrine, through the Shita-machi area
from 1:30 p.m.: Yabusame in Utsunomiya Joshi Park
from 3 p.m.: Parade from Utsunomiya Joshi Park to the shrine

Location: Futaarayama-jinja Shrine, Shita-machi area, Ue-machi area and others, Utsunomiya, Tochigi


Access:
(1) JR Tohoku Shinkansen Line to Utsunomiya Sta. (West Eixt) From there, take bus to Baba-cho or Futaarayama Jinja-mae Bus Stop (5 min.) (2) Tobu Utsunomiya Line to Tobu-Utsunomiya Sta., and then walk 15 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.