Heike Taisai (平家大祭)
A traditional event held at Yunishikawa Onsen, famously known as the place where members of the Taira clan hid after being defeated. This lavish festival is held in the hope of the restoration of the Taira clan. The highlight of the festival is a parade of actors dressed up as Taira no Kiyomori and other brave samurai which travels from Yudonosan Shrine to the Taira clan home. After arriving, a celebration of the clan's triumphal return is held, and visitors can enjoy biwa and traditional court music.
- Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Yunishigawa [map]
- 2019/6/1-2 [6/1 (Eve festival)] 20:00 Start
[6/2 (Heike Daisai Festival)] 10:40 Start
- Average attendance
- Street stall
- Not available
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Most visits to Tochigi revolve around Nikko, a small city home to the spectacular, lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine and Nikko National Park with its mountains, lakes, waterfalls, onsen, and wild monkeys. Neighboring Oku-Nikko is an extension of the fantastic scenery famous for its autumn leaves, while Tochigi's capital, Utsunomiya, is the only place in the world where you can find oya stone beautifully exhibited in temples and the Oya History Museum.