Nikko Toshogu Shrine Annual Grand Spring Festival
You should not miss this festival!
This traditional and sacred festival is the biggest one of Nikko Toshogu Shrine.
On May 17， the Shrine holds the yabusame ritual in which you can see archers’ arts of piloting the horses and shooting arrows on horsebacks.
On May 18， the city has the procession called Hyakumono-Zoroe Sennin Gyoretsu， in which some 1，000 men dressed in samurai warrior outfits march to reproduce the scene where Ieyasu’s grave was being transferred from distant Mount Kunousan in Shizuoka Prefecture to Nikko.
|Address||2301， Sannai， Nikko city， Tochigi prefecture， Japan|
|Date||17 to 18 May， every year|
|Time||10:00am - 2:00pm|
|Venue||Nikko Toshogu Shrine|
|DIRECTIONS||6 minutes from Nikko Station or Tobu-Nikko Station by World Heritage Tour bus to Nishisando bus stop.|
|Map Code||367 312 489*32|
The Nikko area, in the northwestern part of the prefecture, is particularly mountainous. In the midst of the rich nature, including the 2,486-meter-high volcano Mt. Nantai, Lake Chuzenji, and Kegon Falls, there are numerous shrines and temples that are registered as UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites. From Kinugawa Onsen to Kawaji Onsen, hot springs can also be found throughout the area. There are a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy as well, such as stand-up paddleboarding in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter.