Uzuma River Andon (Lantern) Festival
The 2022 annual Uzuma River Andon (Lantern) Festival is being held this year July 1 – September 30. 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.”
|Date||July 1(Fri)，- September 30(Fri)， 2022|
|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|
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.