Katsuura Big Hinamatsuri

9:00am – 7:00pm

One of the biggest Hinamatsuri — Dolls’, or Girls’, Day — events in Japan, The Katsuura Big Hinamatsuri sees around 4,000 traditional Japanese dolls set up around Katsuura City.

What happens?

There will be three main event venues to see: about 2,000 dolls on the steps leading up to Tomisaki Shrine, a large display outside the Kakuoji Temple gate, and another display at the Sumina Intersection.

There are around 2,000 dolls on the steps of Tomisaki Shrine. | Photo by ©Chiba Prefectural Tourism & Local Products Association

How to get there

Tomisaki Shrine is around a 10-minute walk from Katsuura Station on the JR Sotobo Line. There are direct limited-express trains every few hours from Tokyo Station (1 hour 26 minutes).

Limited-express train

There will also be one limited-express direct train service from Shinjuku and Akihabara. It takes nearly two hours and all seats are reserved. You need to book via Ekinet (Japanese only). Details here.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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