Ichiyajo Festival (Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historical Park) | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

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[Ichiyajo Festival (Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historical Park)]

Sip a cup of tea at this historic site and feel like a ruler of the nation

The grounds of the historic site of Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle, built by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, are the scene for a range of events, including on-stage performances, live Japanese drum shows, and commemorative photo opportunities with warlords. A quaint "ruler's tea party experience" is offered in a nod to the tea parties that Hideyoshi used to hold, and visitors can have their appetites sated with kassen-nabe (battle hotpot). The spectacle of warlords in armor gathering around the historic site takes you right back to the age of civil wars. It's a festival where you can experience history for yourself.
Posted photos Main Did Hideyoshi look out over the town of Odawara like this too?
Right Warlords in armor gather on the special stage
 
Date October 16th, 2016
* The Ichiyajo Festival is scheduled to be held every year in October.
Time 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 
Address Aza Umegakubo Jinai, Hayakawa, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa
Phone Odawara City Tourism Association
+81-465-22-5002 (Japanese only)
Admission fee Free
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Odawara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 2 minutes, alight at "Hayakawa Station", and walk along the Ishigakiyama Farm Road for approx. 40 minutes. Alternatively, it is approx. 10 minutes by taxi.
Approx. 15 minutes by taxi from "Odawara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.
Take the Hakone Tozan Railway from "Odawara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 10 minutes, alight at "Iriuda Station" and walk for approx. 60 minutes.
Lifts A shuttle bus available
*On the event day only, a shuttle bus is available from JR "Hayakawa Station" (at 30 to 40 minute-intervals) and "Hakone Itabashi Station" of Hakone Tozan Railway (40 minute-intervals). (One way: junior high school students and over 200 yen, elementary school students 100 yen).
URL Odawara City Tourism Association
http://www.city.odawara.kanagawa.jp/kanko/event/OCT/ichiyajoumaturi.html
* The event is canceled in the case of rain.

updated on Sep 30, 2016

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