The Hakone Daimyo Procession have became a traditional event of Autumn in Hakone, this year it will be held on Nov. 3rd. at Hakone-Yumoto Onsen as always.
A total of about 450 participants will be taking part in the procession. Among them, 110 Geishas from Hakone Geisha Association will perform flowery dances, and rickshaws and symphonic bands will also appear. Together featuring a spectacular parade.
Hakone Daimyo Procession is a traditional celebration, this is the 56th anniversary of the event. It began in 1935. It is said the Onsen Expo held at Hakone-Yumoto that year became the origin for the event. The event was interrupted during the pacific war and was reorganized after the war. It had became an annual event since then.
The parade will last for 4 and half hours, start at Yumoto Elementary School and end at Yumoto Fujiya Hotel, march around famous spots including Hakone Kyukaido (Former Hakone Road)and Onsen Street of Yumoto. Participants taking part in the procession wear traditional costumes of Edo era, shouting “Shitani, Shitani!”.
|Event name||The 56th Hakone Daimyo Procession 2014|
|Place||Yumoto, Tonosawa and Hatajyuku of Hakone-cho|
|Address||Yumoto, Hakone-cho, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa|
|Period||Nov. 3rd (Mon.) 2014 at Yumoto Elementary School, start from 9:45 a.m.|
|Contact||Hakone Yumoto Tourism Association
|Getting there||By car
Atsugi Interchange of Tomei Expressway > Hakoneguchi Interchange of Odawara Atsugi Road
Gotemba Interchange of Tomei Expressway > Route 1
Get off at Hakone-Yumoto Station of Odakyu Line
Odawara Station of Tokaido Line > get off at Hakone-Yumoto Station of Hakone-Tozan-Tetsudo Line
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