Kanuma Buttsuke Autumn Festival
Continuing since the Edo Period (1603-1868), Kanuma Buttsuke Autumn Festival has so many yatai (small food stands) that it’s quite a rare site even in Japan. One of the yatai, called the ugoku yomemon, or mobile yomemon (one of the gates of the ancient Nara capital), is a characteristic of this festival. The entire surface has been decorated with wooden sculptures, but some craftsmen also worked on carving the Nikko Toshogu Shrine onto the mobile yomemon.
Where is it??
- 1692, Imamiya-cho, Kanuma-shi, Tochigi, 322-0021, Japan
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Take the JR Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Utsunomiya Station (about 50 minutes). Then take the JR Nikko Line from Utsunomiya Station to Kanuma Station (15 minutes) and walk for about 20 minutes from Kanuma Station to the venue.