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    Yotterassai, Miterassai - Come and See! Festival


    10/27/2018, /2018

    • Yotterassai, Miterassai - Come and See! Festival

    The Autumn Festival of Karen-no-Sato Shimoyama, a rather bucolic district of Toyota-City, famous for its enormous "Gohei-Mochi" (grilled rice cake on a stick) measuring an astounding 20 meters and capable of feeding 1,700 people! Also, handicraft activities with wood and other craft, stage shows of traditional taste and much more!

    "Yotterassai, Miterassai" is a play with the words "Yotterasshai, Miterasshai", which mean something like "Come and See", but using the word "sai" (festival) at the end of the phrase. And you must really go and see to believe the big "gohei-mochi" the townsfolk prepare for this celebration! The idea is "have fun and fill your belly"! After eating the incredible preparation, have fun at the hands-on experiences like wooden handicraft, making soba noodles, silvery accessories or potpourris using flowers harvested locally!

    Shop for the local produce such as vegetables and flowers, or even the famous "Kuru-Kuru" sausage and the curious boar croquette! This is a nice place for kids too, as the little ones will have plenty of interesting things to do such as stage shows with cute characters, the fire brigade brass band and more!

    Basic Information


    Address 〒444-3242
    35-1 Funabashi, Onuma-cho, Toyota-City
    (Shimoyama Training Center)
    Fee Free of charge
    (*: Hands-on activities require fee)
    Opening days / hours 10:00-15:00
    Phone number 0565-90-2530 (Karen-no-Sato Shimoyama Tourism Association)
    Parking lot Available, free of charge during the event
    -Shimoyama Gymnastics Ground cap. 200 cars
    -Shimoyama Junior High School cap. 100 cars
    Place Shimoyama Training Center
    Holding time October 27th (Saturday) and 28th (Sunday), 2018
    *: Event to be held even under rain on both days.
    Access by Public Transportation [Directions from Nagoya]
    ・From Nagoya Station on the Higashiyama subway line, go to Fushimi Station and transfer to the Tsurumai subway line (which connects to the Meitetsu Toyota Line from Akaike). Get off at Meitetsu Toyotashi Station.
    ・From Meitetsu Nagoya Station, take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line to Chiryu Station. Transfer trains and get off at Meitetsu Toyotashi Station.
    ・From JR Nagoya Station, take the JR Chuo Main Line to Kozoji Station. Transfer to the Aichi Loop Line and get off at Shin-Toyota Station.

    -Alight at Toyotashi Station and, from the East Gate Bus Platforms, board the Toyota Oiden Bus bound for Onuma (下山・豊田線[大沼方面]Shimoyama-Toyota Line for Onuma).
    4-Ride for 45min (fee 500 yen) and get off at Shimoyama Shisho (下山支所).

    *Click here to check transportation directions and fares in Toyota.
    Access by car Approx. 25min (14.4km) eastwards from Toyota-Matsudaira I.C. of the Tokai Loop Expressway via Route 301.
    LINK Karen-no-Sato Shimoyama Tourism Association Official Web Site (Japanese)