Omachi Nyakuichi-Oji Festival
Omachi City’s Nyakuichi-Oji Shrine not only has a history of over 700 years, but its main building and pagoda are designated national important cultural properties. The shrine’s annual festival features a “yabusame” horseback archery competition. One of the top 3 such competitions in the country, Nyakuichi-Oji’s is the only one by young boys. The boys dressed in period costumes also perform a procession through the town as part of this colorful festival.
|Location||Nyakuichi-Oji Shrine and the main street, Omachi City Map|
4th Sunday of July and the day prior Saturday
|For reservations||By Train:20 min walk from Shinano-Omachi Station (JR Oito Line)
10 min walk from Kita-Omachi Station (JR Oito Line)
By Car:38 km / 56 min from Nagano IC