The historical picture scroll “Samurai parade” that unfolds in Yakage Town is held on the second Sunday of Nov. every year (Nov. 12th in 2023).
Around 80 people, including princesses and prince, madame, chief retainer and servants parade along the maine street at the town. You can watch the gorgeous historical picture scroll.
A charming princess, guys throwing spears at high altitudes, guys jumping up and down with a funny movement, a thick beard drawn on his face and carrying a palanquin, and so on. They are both solemn and humorous.
In Yakage town, an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings where you can feel the atmosphere of the Edo period(18th-century), there are also local markets, demonstrations by Bishu Okayama Castle gun corps, Sacred music and dance and Tea ceremonies. Many events will be held, and the former inn town area is crowded the whole day.
Hukuen line from Hukuyama st. to Kannabe st.
Ibara Railway from Kannabe st. to Yakage st.
About 12-minute walk from Yakage St. to the main street.(900m)
=== By car ===
To towards the Sanyoudou Yakagejyuku roadside rest point along Route 486
-the Sanyoudou Yakagejyuku roadside rest point (free)
-Hureai Hiroba parking (free)
-Previously Marunaka supermarket, Elderly welfare center, Tourist parking west of Yakage Station on the Ibara Line.（free）
-Omotenashi second parking (paid)
-Omotenashi first parking (not available)