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Izumo Iwai Shrine and Horseback archery|CHOCOTABI SAITAMA


Sightseeing spot

Western AreaMoroyama Town

Izumo Iwai Shrine and Horseback archery

Izumo Iwai Shrine is the oldest shrine in the prefecture and the stage for a powerful display of horseback archery. It is designated as a national important cultural property along with the two attached building signs. According to folklore, Minamoto no Yoshiie visited the area to express his gratitude for winning an important battle in the year 1063. He also built the Hachiman shrine and prayed by performing horseback archery, which led to the present tradition. To this day, every spring and autumn, young people perform beautiful displays of archery from the back of running horses at Izumo Iwai Shrine.

Festivals and Traditional performing arts

Basic Information

Tourist spot name
Izumo Iwai Shrine and Horseback archery
5-17-1 Iwainishi, Moroyama-cho, Iruma-gun
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Event information
(Autumn) November 3rd / (Spring) 2nd Sunday in March


Public transport
15 minute walk from Tobu Ogosesen, Higashimoro station.
10 minute walk from Moro station, JR Hachikou line.
About 20 minutes by car from the Kan-Etsu Expressway "Sakado Nishi Smart IC" or the Ken-O Expressway "Tsurugashima IC"