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  • See & Do
  • Southern Area

Shimotsuke To-ou-e Illumination

  • Events
  • Summer

over 6,000 cup lanterns are placed on the lawn of the Tenpyo-no-Oka Park.

The Tenpyo-no-Oka Park located in Shimotsuke City, is the one of the most popular cherry blossoms viewing spot in Tochigi. In fact, here was an important site for the “Shimotsuke Kokubunji Temple” since more than 1,300 years ago.

Inspired by Shimotsuke Kokubunji’s “Kekae” festival for the peace of the nation, the “Shimotsuke To-ou-e” illumination held every summer, which over 6,000 cup lanterns are placed on the lawn of the park.

*Please check the homepage of the Shimotsuke City’s website before your trip!



July 20(Sat):17:00~17:30

Shimotsuke Tououe Illumination Open Ceremony


July 21(Sun):17:00~17:30

Fasion Runway Event


Location Map

Basic Information

Address 993-1, Kokubunji, Shimotsuke City, Tochigi Pref
Telephone Number Shimotsuke City Tourism Section 0285-32-8907
Shimotsuke City Sightseeing Association 0285-39-6900
Website http://www.shimotsuke-ta.com/
Price Free
Date July 20~July 21
Time 17:00~20:30(Light up 17:30)
DIRECTIONS Take taxi from JR Koganei Station for 10 minutes. (or walk for 40 minutes.)
Map Code 74 457 679*40

Southern Area

This area boasts evocative historical buildings and townscapes, such as the Ashikaga School, known for being the oldest school in Japan, and Kura no Machi, a district where buildings from the mid-19th century, a time when the area prospered as a commercial district, still stand. At Ashikaga Flower Park, you can see 350 blooming wisteria flowers, flowing downward from above, creating a world of enchantment.

Seasons in Tochigi