The 377th Inuyama Festival

It was finished

Period
From 2 to 3 on April
Venue
The Inuyama Castle downtown area whole area

Spring Inuyama campaign [from Tuesday, March 1, 2011 to Tuesday, May 31]

Sacred rites schedule (plan)

Please note that schedule may change without notice by circumstances.

Saturday, April 2 first day attempt comfort festival (shingakusai)

Yama leaves toward Harituna Shrine (Open Space in front of Inuyama Castle) from each 7:50-9:00 town (in the town block 13)
Yama gathers in Harituna Shrine (Open Space in front of Inuyama Castle) from each 9:40-10:40 town
After Yama of 12:00-13:15 6 * dedicates show box sequentially, to the Inuyama Station west exit (the station square group)
After Yama of 13:40-15:10 remainder 7 * dedicates show box sequentially, we wait in the place (Class Shinto shrine)

We are divided into two groups and, after the mechanism dedication, go round in castle town

Class Shinto shrine (7 *)

We turn on 365 lanterns, and Yama 7 * of Class Shinto shrine starts at 18:05
18:35 lighting completion
Yama 7 * of Class Shinto shrine returns sequentially in each town at 18:45

"donden" at Honcho intersection estimated time is around 19:35-20:30

Each 21:45 return in the town block

The station square group (6 *)

We turn on 365 lanterns, and Yama 6 * of the station square group starts at 18:30
19:00 lighting completion
Yama 6 * of the station square group returns sequentially in each town at 19:30

"donden" in front of Inuyama Station estimated time is around 19:30-19:55

Each 21:45 return in the town block

Sunday, April 3 second day book comfort festival (hongakusai)

Yama leaves toward Harituna Shrine (Open Space in front of Inuyama Castle) from each 8:00-8:30 town (in the town block 13)
Yama gathers in Harituna Shrine (Open Space in front of Inuyama Castle) from each 8:40-9:20€ town
Yama of 10:00-14:40 13 * dedicates show box sequentially

We are divided into two groups and, after the mechanism dedication, go round in castle town

"donden" in front of Harituna Shrine estimated time is around 10:20-15:00

The north group (6 *)

We turn on 365 lanterns, and Yama 6 * of the north group starts at 18:00
18:30 lighting completion
Yama 6 * of 18:30-18:55 north group departs toward Harituna Shrine (Open Space in front of Inuyama Castle)
Yama 6 * of 19:30-19:55 north group gathers in Harituna Shrine (Open Space in front of Inuyama Castle)
Yama 6 * of 20:10-20:35 north group returns sequentially in each town
Each 21:45 return in the town block

"donden" in front of Harituna Shrine estimated time is around 20:10-20:35

Minami Gumi (7 *)

We turn on 365 lanterns, and Yama 7 * of Minami Gumi starts at 18:00
18:30 lighting completion
Yama 7 * of 18:40-19:10 Minami Gumi returns sequentially in each town
Each 21:45 return in the town block

"donden" at Honcho intersection estimated time is around 19:20-19:50

Question that Inuyama Festival is common in

Q: Representative visit route of festival?
A: We go round, and Yama gathers castle towns in Open Space in front of Inuyama Castle. (cf. schedule mentioned above) advance straight from the Inuyama Station west exit to Open Space in front of Inuyama Castle, and turn right at the second signal (Honcho), to the National Treasure Inuyama Castle (Harituna Shrine) area. As about 15 minutes on foot. It becomes vehicle-free promenade during cruise time of Yama.

Q: Where can I see mechanism?
A: 2nd Saturday from noon to 3:30 p.m. 3rd Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You can observe in Open Space in front of Inuyama Castle together. In addition, on Sunday, Yama is going round in Honmachidori on 3rd and shows the works at any time.

Q: To see Yama at night?
A: 2nd Saturday at Open Space in front of Inuyama Castle and the Inuyama Station west exit. We gather in yosaka and Inuyamaguchi at around 6:00 p.m. on Sunday on 3rd. You can observe cruise of Yama at night at each site in castle town.

The highlight of Inuyama Festival

It is festival of Yama having been continued since the Edo era. Device unusually comprises mechanism doll in all Yama (13 *) wonderfully, too and dedicates mechanism to Harituna Shrine nationwide. The splendor not to be inferior to cherry blossoms in full glory at noon, brilliancy to turn on 365 lanterns all at once at night, and to go round are the highlight. "donden" which is dynamic, and men lift Yama more than 5t in weight, and changes direction is Riki Osako.

Sacred rites history

In 1635 (Kanei 12), Shimohonmachi begins in Uoyacho having produced paste gem of tea picking at tower of horse

Crowd of last year

500,000 estimates

Information for traffic regulation

Neighboring roads become traffic regulation during festival period. I am sorry to trouble you, but I would like understanding and cooperation.

Period
From 2 to 3 on April
Holding time
9:30-21:30
Venue
The Inuyama Castle downtown area whole area
The location
Inuyama, Inuyama-shi, Aichi
Transportation guide
The Meitetsu "Inuyama Station" west exit is immediate
Parking lot
Please use public transport
Inquiry
Inuyama tourist information center telephone 0568-61-6000