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.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Website https://www.city.nihonmatsu.lg.jp/page/page002784.html
Contact

Nihonmatsu Tourism Federation

(+81) 243-55-5122

info@nihonmatsu-kanko.jp

Best Season
  • Autumn
Entrance Fee Free
Event details

From: 3 October 2020

Until: 5 October 2020

Recurrence: Festival takes place on the first Sat., Sun., and following Mon. in October

Access Details
Access 1 Chome-61 Motomachi, Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Pref. 964-0917 View directions
Getting there

By Car
Nihonmatsu Station is 2 km from the Nihonmatsu I.C. exit off the Tohoku Expressway. Some streets are barricaded off during festival time, and parking lots get full quickly, we recommend taking public transport to the festival.

By Train
From Tokyo: Take the Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo to Koriyama, then change to the Tohoku Main Line heading in the direction of Fukushima. Get off at Nihonmatsu Station. This journey takes around 90 minutes.

From Sendai: Take the Tohoku Shinkansen from Sendai to Fukushima. Change to the Tohoku Main Line, heading 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.

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