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Toyota-City Tenkasai Festival

Date : 02/11/2023, 02/12/2023

  • Tenkasai Festival
  • Tenkasai Festival
  • Tenkasai Festival
  • Tenkasai Festival
  • Tenkasai Festival

The Tenkasai Festival is an exotic and rather thrilling festival held at Matsudaira Toshogu Shrine, located in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture. Annually in February, legions of local men believed to be in their bad-luck year ("Yakudoshi," the age of 42) and wearing only the "fundoshi" loincloth, gather to brawl, push and shove in order to touch the blessed wooden sphere "Mizutama," or "water ball," and get rid of their bad fortunes. Cold blessed water is constantly thrown at them just to purify them a bit more and keep the excitement within controllable levels.


  • Parking
  • Bus Stop
Date : February 11 (Saturday) and 12 (Sunday), 2023
Holding time : February
11 (Saturday) - from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
12 (Sunday) - from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Place : Around the Matsudaira-Go Area
Location : 〒444-2202
Matsudaira-cho, Toyota-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Participation Fee: 5,000 yen
Just watching and sightseeing: free of charge
Parking : Matsudaira Undo Hiroba (Sports Ground)
There are no parking lots near the venue. Please use the free shuttle bus from the parking lot.
Phone number : 080-5151-8944 (Festival Committee) (weekdays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, weekends from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Free shuttle bus information : Available only February 12 (Sunday)
Running hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (continuous circulation without specific time table)
Bus stops: (1) Matsudaira Undo Hiroba (Sports Ground)-Temporary Parking Lot
(2) Okazaki Okutono Jinya
Cautionary Notes : ◎To prevent accidents, please follow the instructions of the staff.
◎We will not be held responsible for any accidents (injury, theft) that occur while participating.
◎Participation will be refused if the organizer deems it unsuitable.
◎Please use the free shuttle bus to the venue on the day of the event.
◎The schedule of participants will be announced separately after the reception.

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.


  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Meitetsu Toyotashi Station, take the Toyota Oiden Bus bound to Shimoyama and get off at Matsudaira-Go.
    Or look for the free shuttle bus (see details above).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    From the New Tomei Expressway, enter the Tokai-Kanjo Expressway at the Toyota-Higashi Junction and exit at Toyota-Matsudaira. When exiting, take the leftmost lane to enter Route 301 heading eastwards. After 13.6km, turn right to enter the Matsudaira Sports Grounds (松平運動広場 Matsudaira Undo Hiroba) on the Yamanota district. Free shuttle bus provided from the parking lot.

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