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Okazaki-City Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)

Date : 04/07/2019


  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)

In Okazaki City, birthplace of Unification Hero Tokugawa Ieyasu, the main event right in the middle of the cherry blossom season festivities is the Ieyasu Procession. This event offers a chance to remember not only the legacy of Ieyasu, who unified Japan under one rule through great hardship to establish the foundations for a peaceful 260 years of the Tokugawa Shogunate (the Edo Period), but also to acknowledge the performance of the Mikawa warriors, including the four generals serving the Tokugawa Clan. Every year, a different celebrity is chosen to play the role of Ieyasu, so the crowds are always thick with curious, celebrating people.

  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)

Ieyasu Procession

About 1,000 people dressed as warriors and cavaliers parade along with Lord Ieyasu through his hometown, creating something of an Edo Period time slip, akin to an historic picture scroll - which Japanese people camm "emaki". Starting with the opening ceremony at famous Iga Hachimangu Shrine, the parade marches 3.5km around the downtown avenues and onto the Otogawa riverbed, culminating in a reenactment battle where matchlock and military formation demonstrations are staged.

Event Schedule

Date: April 7 (Sunday), 2019
Shutsujin-shiki Ceremony at Iga Hachimangu Shrine : 1:00 PM
Procession/Parade Departure Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
1:30 PM - Departure from Iga Hachimangu Shrine
1:50 PM - Nomidori 1 Intersection
2:05 PM - Honmachi-dori 1-chome Intersection
2:10 PM - Kosei-Kita Intersection
2:20 PM - Kagoda Park
- Tenma Intersection
2:35 PM - Shimacho Intersection
2:45 PM - Higashiokazaki Station Intersection
-Myodaiji Honmachi Intersection
-Tonobashi-Minami Intersection
3:00 PM - Otogawa River Riverbed
*: Course on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/so7rH1

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Date : April 7 (Sunday), 2019
* Carries even under rain.
Location : 〒444-0075
86 Higashigonaka, Iga-cho, Okazaki-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Iga Hachimangu Shrine)
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : Free temporary parking and paid parking available
Phone number : 0564-23-6217 (Okazaki City Tourism Division / Tourism Association)

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    • Iga Hachimangu Shrine
    11min (700m) walk eastwards from Kita-Okazaki Station of the Aichi Loop Line (board from Kozoji, Setoshi, Yakusa, Shin-Toyota, Nakaokazaki, or Okazaki stations).

    • Otogawa River Venue
    -13min (800m) westwards walk from Higashi-Okazaki Station of the Meitetsu Nagoya Line (board from Meitetsu Nagoya Station), or;
    -13min (800m) eastwards walk from Okazakikoen-Mae Station of the Meitetsu Nagoya Line (board from Meitetsu Nagoya Station), or;
    -13min (800m) eastwards walk from Nakaokazaki Station of the Meitetsu Nagoya Line (board from Kozoji, Setoshi, Yakusa, Shin-Toyota, or Okazaki stations).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    • Iga Hachimangu Shrine
    -Approx. 12min (4.4km) northwestwards from Okazaki I.C. of the Tomei Expressway via routes 1, 26, and unnamed road that heads west from Inaguma 1 稲熊一丁目 intersection on Route 26, or;.
    -Approx. 15min (7.3km) southwards from Toyota-HIgashi I.C. of the Isewangan Expressway via Route 248, and unnamed road that heads east from Aoi-cho 葵町 intersection on Route 248.

    • Otogawa River Venue (Parking Lots location)
    Approx. 10min (3.6km) northwestwards from Okazaki I.C. of the Tomei Expressway via Route 1, and unnamed road that heads south from Tatsuki Gridge W. 龍城橋西 intersection on Route 1.

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