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Toyota-City Yotterassai, Miterassai - Come and See! Festival

Date : 10/27/2018, 10/28/2018

  • Yotterassai, Miterassai - Come and See! Festival

A Jumbo-Sized "Gohei-Mochi" of 20 Meters!

The Autumn Festival of Karen-no-Sato Shimoyama, a rather bucolic district of Toyota-City, famous for its enormous "Gohei-Mochi" (grilled rice cake on a stick) measuring an astounding 20 meters and capable of feeding 1,700 people! Also, handicraft activities with wood and other craft, stage shows of traditional taste and much more!

"Yotterassai, Miterassai" is a play on the words "Yotterasshai, Miterasshai," which mean something like "Come and See," but using the word "sai" (festival) at the end of the phrase. And you must really go and see to believe the big "gohei-mochi" the townsfolk prepare for this celebration! The idea is "have fun and fill your belly"! After eating the incredible preparation, have fun at the hands-on experiences like wooden handicraft, making soba noodles, silvery accessories or potpourris using flowers harvested locally!

Shop for the local produce such as vegetables and flowers, or even the famous "Kuru-Kuru" sausage and the curious boar croquette! This is a nice place for kids too, as the little ones will have plenty of interesting things to enjoy such as stage shows with cute characters, the fire brigade brass band and more!


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Date : October 27th (Saturday) and 28th (Sunday), 2018
*: Festival not held in 2019
Holding time : 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Place : Shimoyama Training Center
Location : 〒444-3242
35-1 Funabashi, Onuma-cho, Toyota-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Shimoyama Training Center)
Fee : Free of charge
(*: Hands-on activities require fee)
Parking : Available, free of charge during the event
-Shimoyama Gymnastics Ground cap. 200 cars
-Shimoyama Junior High School cap. 100 cars
Phone number : 0565-90-2530 (Karen-no-Sato Shimoyama Tourism Association)

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    1-From Nagoya Station, board the Higashiyama Line subway and alight at Fushimi Station.
    2-Change trains to the Tsurumai Line bound to Akaike and Toyotashi (may require changing trains again in Akaike - if changing trains in Akaike is not desirable, board the train bound for Toyotashi Station from Fushimi Station).
    3-Alight at Toyotashi Station and, from the East Gate Bus Platforms, board the Toyota Oiden Bus bound for Onuma (下山・豊田線[大沼方面]Shimoyama-Toyota Line for Onuma).
    4-Ride for 45 min. (fee 500 yen) and get off at Shimoyama Shisho (下山支所).
    (Reference: http://michinavitoyota.jp/portal/bus.html)
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 25 min. (14.4 km) eastwards from Toyota-Matsudaira I.C. of the Tokai Loop Expressway via Route 301.

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