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Uzuma River Andon (Lantern) Festival

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The Uzuma River Andon (Lantern) Festival is being held July 1 – September 30 every year. Festival goers enjoy 135 historic Edo-style paper lanterns displayed along the Uzuma River, from the Kaiun to Korai bridges and around Uzuma Park.

Each unique lantern is intricately and handsomely decorated with paper-cut designs of floats and traditional warehouses. Lighting time is 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm daily, adding an exotic and nostalgic atmosphere to the town post-sunset.

On the first Sunday of August, the Hyaku Hatto Nagashi Festival is also held.”

Location Map

Basic Information

Address Tochigi-city,Tochigi
Telephone Number 0282-21-2374
Website https://www.city.tochigi.lg.jp/site/tourism/1303.html
Date July 1(Mon),- September 30(Mon), 2024
Time 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue Uzuma Park (In between the Kaiun Bridge and the Kourai Bridge)
DIRECTIONS 15-minute walk from Tobu-Tochigi or JR Tochigi station
Map Code 64 748 722*52

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