May/4- 6 Yabusame Festival in Fujinomiya

Sightseeing information about May/4- 6 Yabusame Festival in Fujinomiya in Japan.

May/4- 6 Yabusame Festival in Fujinomiya (canceled)3.5

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 from 5/4 '20 to 5/6 '20


※Due to the coronavirus concerns, the Yabusame Festival is canceled.

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine is the head shrine of over 1,300 Sengen shrines in Japan, and considered to be the main entrance to Mt.Fuji. This shrine holds the annual yabusame(horseback archery) festival on May 4, 5, and 6.
The main day of the festival is on May 5th, the horseback archery is performed before the god. The archers dressed in samurai hunting clothes ride a horse, and shoot arrows aiming the targets while running. Before the yabusame event, there is a horse parade accompanied with yabusame archers, priests, and children.
An opening ceremony is held on May 4th, and a concluding ceremony occurs on the 6th.

Dates : May 4 - 6
Venue : Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine
Access : a 10-min walk from JR Fujinomiya Sta.
By Car : a 15-min drive from Shin-Fuji IC

PurposeFestivals,thrilling,parade,spiritual places,world heritage,Traditional folk,shrine/temple,sightseeing,let's hang out!
Airport/Sta.Fujinomiya Sta. (about 800m) Google Transit


5.06 months ago

Beautiful shrine. Went on a date here, so I didn't spend as much time as I usually do reading about the history of the site. Definitely one of my top 5 favorite shrines in Japan of the 50 or so I've visited. Clean, cheap parking, beautiful architecture and scenery. Would go again.

5.04 months ago

A shrine with a small park right next to it.
The perfect place to cool down and chill drying the hot summer.

5.03 months ago

Beautiful place 🙏🏻

5.012 months ago

Lovely zen shrine. Peaceful atmosphere. Great for the family.

5.0a year ago

On a clear day can see Mt. Fuji from here. Also nice to walk around visit this shrine. It's also the final stop for local tour guide bus.