Nikko Toshogu Shrine Autumn Grand Festival

Yabusame archery and Togyosai procession

Oct 16
Oct 17
Venue: Nikko Toshogu Shrine When: Oct 16th - Oct 17th 2020 ,  11:00am - 1:30pm

A grand festival is held at Nikko Toshogu Shrine twice a year, and in October, includes the Shinto ritual offering of “Yabusame”, firing arrows at targets from atop galloping horses, and the “Togyosai” called “Hyakumonozoroi Sennin Musha Gyoretsu”, in which participants reenact the procession from Sunpu Kuno-zan to Nikko for the reburial of Tokugawa Ieyasu.

In particular, the Hyakumonozoroi Sennin Musha Gyoretsu, during which all 1,200 participants go up and down the road leading to the shrine, surrounding the portable shrine, will really make you believe you have traveled back to the Edo Period.

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Elena Lisina 2 months ago
Looks really grand! I'm impressed by the festivals in Japan!