Ryuo Festival


One of the great summer spectacles in the Nikko area, the Ryuo Festival centers on solemn Shinto rituals in the Ryuo Valley. On a more festive note, it also features impressive firework displays and parades through Kinugawa Onsen. With advance registration, women can help with carrying the mikoshi (portable shrines) in the processions.

*Ryuo festival has been cancelled in 2021.

How to get there:
Ryuokyo Gorge
10 minutes from Kinugawa-Onsen Station by buses bound for Kawaji Onsen/Yunishigawa Onsen to Ryuokyo-Iriguchi bus stop

Kinugawa Onsen
10-minute walk from Kinugawa-Onsen Station

The 3rd Friday & Saturday on July

Nikko City Tourism Association


Areas of Nikko