Etchu-Yasuo Hikiyama Festival 越中八尾曳山祭

Magnificently ornate Hikiyama floats paraded around the hillside town

The Etchu-Yasuo Hikiyama Festival takes place on May 3rd. A symbol of merchant culture in the Edo Period, the Hikiyama festival has been handed down to the present day. Accompanied by hikiyama-barashi music featuring shamisens, flutes and taiko drums, 6 Hikiyama floats are pulled by muscular young men wearing happi coats. When night falls, they are decorated with more than 1,000 lanterns as they undulate luminescently round the hillside town as lantern floats. The scene is straight out of a fairytale, as the lavish procession continues deep into the night.
The lion dance offering 8:15 In front of Momyo-ji
Departure of the floats 9:30 Momyo-ji
Departure of the lantern-lit floats 19:30 Jusanseki Hashizume

Toyama City
Festivals & Traditional Events


Address 939-2342 富山県富山市八尾町上新町2898-1
Telephone Number 076-454-5138
Prices Free
Car Park Chomin Hiroba and Yatsuo General Administration Centre, Cost of parking: Free
Getting There Machinuguri bus from Etchu-Yasuo Station (JR Takayama Line) to Chomin Hiroba-mae
15 minutes from Etchu-Yasuo Station (JR Takayama Line)
25 minutes by car from the Toyama Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway
20 minutes by car from the Toyama West Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway


Time 8:00 – early morning
Venue Centre of Yasuo

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