october, 2019

17oct6:30 am5:30 pmNikko Grand Autumn Festival


Event Details

THU • 17 OCT

Cost by Age Group:
$50 (16 & Up) • $40 (6–15) • $30 (4–5) If a child under four will occupy a seat, the child price applies.

Depart 6:30 a.m.
Nikko* 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Return 5:30 p.m.

Tour cost includes bus transportation and admission fee for Toshogu Shrine.

*If the festival is canceled due to rain, this tour will go to Nikko Toshogu Shrine.

The annual “Shuki Taisai,” or Grand Autumn Festival, is most famous for the procession of a thousand warriors. Men dressed
in samurai costumes re-enact the transfer of Tokugawa Ieyasu’s remains from Kunozan Toshogu Shrine to the Nikko Toshogu Shrine
in accordance with Ieyasu’s will. Led by the portable shrine, the samurai procession made up of cavalry and warriors departs from
the Futarasan Shrine and heads for the “Otabisho” — a temporary resting place. Watch the procession return to the Kunozan Toshogu
Shrine later in the afternoon.


(Thursday) 6:30 am - 5:30 pm