Yonezawa Uesugi Festival

Yonezawa Uesugi Festival よねざわうえすぎまつり
One of the biggest events which announces the arrival of spring to Yonezawa
Events such as opening parade, ceremony to pray for victory, pageant in armor, and re-enactment of the Battle of Kawanakajima take place with alacrity. Especially, the Battle of Kawanakajima is strongly recommended.
Audience reacts with cheers at the sight of the collision of 700-strong armies of both Uesugi and Takeda, and the impressive performance of arquebus hackbuts.

Information
  • Name Yonezawa Uesugi Festival
  • Schedule Annually from April 29 to May 3
  • Time Date Annually from April 29 to May 3
    [April 29] : Uesugi Shrine Annual Festival, start parade
    [April 30] : Matsugasaki Shrine Annual Festival, offering of flowers Festivals
    [May 1] : Carp memorial service Festivals
    [May 2] : Oblatory tea Festivals, bu tei type (19:00 ~)
    [May 3] : Uesugi line (9:00 ~)
    [May 3] : Kawanakajima battle (14:00 ~)
  • Location Yonezawa-shi
  • Contact information Yonezawa Uesgi Festival Planning Committee (Yonezawa Tourist Convention Assosication)
  • Phone number 0238-22-9607
  • URL http://uesugi.yonezawa.info/
  • Admission Admission free; paid box seat available for the Battle of Kawanakajima
  • Access From JR Yonezawa Station of Yamagata Shinkansen: 10 min by car (Matsugasaki Park)
    From JR Yonezawa Station of Yamagata Shinkansen: 10 min on foot (Matsukawa River riverbed)
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[Last updated] February 15, 2019
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