Oct. Nov. Dec.

Todoroki Autumn Festival Sunday, Nov.

In this event, the mikoshi (portable shrine) runs down the steep stone steps just outside the shrine and enters the waterfall basin with its bearers to pray for health, safety, and peace.

Men wrapped in white clothing quickly descend 140 steep stone stairs from the Todoroki Shrine while carrying a mikoshi portable shrine. They pass through the Dragon Goddess Temple grounds towards the waterfall before climbing over boulders against the flow of the river to enter the waterfall basin.

Event schedule

Date and Time
10 November 2024 (Sunday)
Todoroki Temple Grounds
Kareidani Hirai, Kaiyo, Kaifu District, Tokushima


1:00 PM ~
Taiko Drum Performance (Canceled if Raining)
1:30 PM ~
Dragon Goddess Dance Offering
2:00 PM ~
Shinto Ritual
2:30 PM
Wild Mikoshi Departs from Shrine
Mikoshi Procession Toward Main Waterfall
Waterfall Entry

Event information

Kareidani, Hirai, Kaiyo-cho, Kaifu-gun, Tokushima
0884 – 75 – 2216 (Todoroki Shrine)
By Car – Approximately 3 hours from the Tokushima Toll Road via Route 11  Route 55  Route 193
By Transit – From JR Awa Kainan Station, take the town bus (Hirai Line) and alight at Todoroki Shine. (Not available on the New Year’s three-day holiday.)