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Yayoi Festival

Event Dates

April 13, 2019

April 14, 2019

April 15, 2019

April 16, 2019

April 17, 2019

Dates and times are subjects to change without notice. Check with the official organizers before making travel arrangements.


category: Festivals
Major City: Tokyo
Event is: Free

The Yayoi Festival (in Japanese "Yayoi Matsuri" 弥生祭り) festival happens in Nikko, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. It is a festival that signals the arrival of spring.  The festival runs for 4 or 5 days (depending on the year) but the "Main Attraction" happens on April 17th.  On the 17th there is a parade of gorgeous floats; "Flower Floats" (in Japanese "Hana Yatai" 花屋台). This festival has a long tradition dating back to the 8th century. When all the floats have gathered on the 17th, all the mayors and "heads" of those towns gather there to greet each other and exchange name cards.

Main gathering place of the floats: The Nikko Fuarasan-Jinja


Location: Futarasan Jinja Shrine

Address: 2307 Sannai, Nikko, Tochigi. 321-1431

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