Things to do / Traditional festivals

Tochigi: Nikko Tosho-gu Shu-ki Taisai

Grand Autumn Festival of the shrine. The highlight of this festival is a procession of about 800 armor-clad people followed by mikoshi.

Schedule & Key events:
● Oct. 16
1 p.m.-2 p.m. Yabusame on Omote-Sando Street
● Oct. 17
11 a.m.-11:40 a.m. Procession from the shrine to Otabisho (portable shrine
resting place), parading on Omote-Sando Street
noon-12:30 p.m. Bugaku performance at Otabisho 
1 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Procession on the same route for returning

Location: Tosho-gu Shrine, Omote-Sando Street and others, Nikko, Tochigi

JR Nikko Line to Nikko Sta. or Tobu Nikko Line to Tobu-Nikko Sta. From there, take bus to Sogokaikan-mae Bus Stop (10 min.), and then walk 8 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.