[Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu]
Fall in a hot spring town, clothed in the colors of a stately Sankin Kotai procession
A grand fall festival held in Hakone Yumoto Onsen. With a so-called "tsuyuharai" marching at its head, a grand Daimyo Gyoretsu, some 170 strong, composed of the daimyo (feudal lord) himself, his liegemen, maidservants and other retainers processes through town. The procession re-enacts the Sankin Kotai processions of the region's mighty Odawara clan. (Sankin Kotai was a system enforced by the Edo regime whereby feudal lords would alternate between spending time in their own domains and serving in the capital.) The procession marches for about 6 km along the Old Tokaido and through the hot spring town. In total, about 450 participants join the parade, with groups of musicians and local geiko dancers at both the front and rear.
|Date||November 3rd, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.
Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu is scheduled to be held every year on November 3rd.
|Location||Start: Yumoto Elementary School, 399-2, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
End: Yumoto Fujiya Hotel, 256-1, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
|Phone||+81-460-85-7751 (Hakone-Yumoto Tourism Association) (Japanese only)|
|Access||Start: Take the Hakone Tozan Railway from "Odawara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 15 minutes, alight at "Hakone Yumoto Station" and walk for approx. 15 minutes.
End: Take the Hakone Tozan Railway from "Odawara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 15 minutes, alight at "Hakone Yumoto Station" and walk for approx. 5 minutes.
updated on Dec 28, 2017
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