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.
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.
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).
There will also be one limited-express direct train service on Feb 25 and 26 from Shinjuku and Akihabara. It takes nearly two hours and all seats are reserved. You need to book via Ekinet (Japanese only). Details here. It costs nearly ¥4,000 one way.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.