Hiroshima Toukasan Matsuri is a yukata festival. Yukata are the light and often bright kimonos worn by both men and women in Japan during the warm summer months. The Toukasan Festival marks the start of summer and the first chance for most to break out their yukata for the year.
The festivities are centered around Enryu-ji Temple and the Peace Boulevard end of Chuo Dori. 450,000 people typically venture to Enryu-ji to receive their blessings over the three days of the festival.
Toukasan runs from noon until 11 p.m. each day, but most of the action happens in the evening with taiko drumming and choreographed dance performances.
How to get there
Enryu-ji Temple can be reached easily from almost anywhere in Hiroshima. It has access via train, tram, and bus.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.