Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival

Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival

Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival will be held on every year on the first Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of October. The highlight of the festival is the procession of festival floats which happens during the first evening . 7 large festival floats adorned with lanterns and filled with local people playing taiko drums make their way through the streets of Nihonmatsu City, filling the streets with festival music as they move. The final destination for the floats is Nihonmatsu Shrine. The view of the 3000 lanterns which are attached to the floats burning against the night sky is one that shouldn’t be missed.

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Best Season Autumn
Entrance Fee Free
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From: 2019-10-05

Until: 2019-10-07

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Getting there

By public transport: From Tokyo, take the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Koriyama, then change to the Tohoku Honsen Line in the direction of Fukushima. Get off at Nihonmatsu Station. This takes around 90 minutes.

From Sendai, take Shinkansen from Sendai to Fukushima, then change to the Tohoku Honsen. Take the Tohoku Honsen Line in the direction of Koriyama Station and get off at Nihonmatsu Station. This takes 50 minutes. There is also a highway bus from Sendai which takes around 70 minutes to reach Nihonmatsu Station.

By car: Take the Tohoku Highway, get off at Nihomatsu IC. From there, the station is only 2km.

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