The Tochigi Autumn Festival is a three day traditional festival that usually takes place in Tochigi City, Tochigi Prefecture in even-numbered years. 2020’s event was cancelled so the 2022 festival will be the first one in four years.
The highlight of the festival is the procession of ningyo dashi – towering wheeled floats with robed figures (ningyo) on top of them which takes places on both the second and third days of the festival.
The illumination of the dashi at night with lanterns is especially spectacular.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.