Kawauchi Suwa Shrine Annual Festival
Secret dance called “Urayasu-no-mai” performed by local girls. Festival’s Eve, Saturday, and the main ceremonial festival on Sunday.
Date the first Saturday and Sunday of Septemver in every year Venue Central Parking in Tsugaike Kogen & Kawauchi Suwa Shrine in Otari Village Inquiry Tsugaike Kogen Tourist Association 0261-83-2515 (domestic call)
Chikuni Suwa Shrine Annual Festival
“Sasarasuri” is the name of a unique local festival in Otari Village. Men wearing colorful traditional underwear and clownish mask dance while playing “Sasara”, a bamboo stick, chasing after women. Tradition has it that women who are tagged by a stick will be blessed with healthy children.
Date the second Saturday and Sunday of September in every year Venue Chikuni Suwa Shrine in Otari Village Event detail / Inquiry Otari Village Tourism Association 0261-82-2233 (domestic call)
Tsugaike Nature Park Foliage Festival
An elevation of 1,900m, Tsugaike Nature Park is already in the early stage of autumn, trees are ablaze with autumn’s breath.
Various events including sales of local products and free food services (miso soup with local mushrooms).
Date Sep 23rd (Sat) – Oct 1st (Sun) in 2017 Place Tsugaike Nature Park Inquiry Otari Village Tourism Association 0261-82-2233 (domestic call)
Otari mushroom festival
It holds a fair of many different kinds of mushrooms and a buffet of food using mushrooms.
Date the beginning of October Venue Santein Otari Inquiry Santein Otari 0261-82-2228 (domestic call)
Otari Shin Soba Festival (buckwheat harvest festival) 2017
Newly harvested savory soba is available at all shops and restaurants in season. Join a stamp rally and get prizes such as freshly made soba.
Date October to Novemver
* each restaurant’s schedule is coming soon.
Inquiry Otari Village Tourism Association 0261-82-2233 (domestic call)
Otari Mankitsu Tour (Full Otari Tour)
Make your reservation at least 3 days prior for the following events and tours. Further details, inquiries through Otari Village Tourist Association official website or call directly at 0261-82-2233 (domestic call).