Held over two weeks at Akarenga Sōkō in early October, this festival features over 100 beers and much carousing in the spirit of the German festival.
This annual festival is held to mark the end of the climbing season and to offer thanks for the safety of the year's climbers. The first day involves a mikoshi procession and the lighting of bonfires on Fuji-Yoshida…
Nikkō's most important annual festival features horseback archery on the first day and a 1000-strong costumed re-enactment of the delivery of Ieyasu's remains to Nikkō on the second.
This festival has been going strong for over 300 years. Including a parade with a mikoshi (portable shrine) from Narita-san Shinshōji and large floats, it draws around 400,000 visitors.
Slightly scaled-down autumnal version of May's Tōshō-gū Grand Festival, with horseback archery and a reenactment of Ieyasu's final journey to his tomb.
A week of celebrations held from the second Sunday to the third Sunday in April. It includes a wide range of activities, most of which are centred on Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū.
On 14 September there's a procession of mikoshi (11am to 1pm), and on 16 September a display of horseback archery from 1pm.
Held in mid-April and mid-September, this festival features around 200 craft beers from across Japan.
Procession of mikoshi held at Futarasan-jinja.
From 6 or 7 to 9 August, hundreds of lanterns are strung up around Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū.