Events and Festivals in Nikko
Home to several shrines, Nikko celebrates festivals mostly encompassing religious and spiritual aspects of the shrines. Starting from Spring, the Yayoi Festival is celebrated for people to know that Spring has arrived in the town; it’s a tradition that has been coming around for over 1200 years. The Nikko Toshogu Shrine Annual Grand Spring and its autumn counterpart - Nikko Toshogu Shrine Autumn Grand Festival are when you can experience the local yabusame ritual including a lot skilled archery and other local sport.
Some other great festivals and events include – the Night Cherry Blossom Festival in Kinugawa Hot Spring, the Ryuou Festival, Moonlight Flower Gallery, Yunishigawa Kamakura Festival and the New Year Festival.
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