The historical picture scroll “Samurai parade” that unfolds in Yakage Town is held on the second Sunday of November every year (November 13th in 2022).
About 80 people, including princesses and prince, madame, chief retainer and servants, parade along the maine street at the town a gorgeous samurai parade, unfolding a 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, there are also local markets, demonstrations by Bishu Okayama Castle gun corps, Sacred music and dance, tea ceremonies, Oedo Tamasudare, etc. Many events will be held, and the former post town area is crowded all day long.
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)
To towards the Sanyoudou Yakagejyuku roadside station along Route 486
-the Sanyoudou Yakagejyuku roadside station (free)
-Hureai Hiroba parking (free)
-Omotenashi First Parking (not free)
-Omotenashi Second Parking (not free)