The Seto Yashiki is a traditional Japanese home dating to 300 years ago. The Doll Festival held there is full of the atmosphere of the old Edo period. This includes a wide selection of dolls in the Seto Yashiki’s collection, as well as Kyohobina Dolls from 300 years ago and discovered in a local storehouse. The collection totals over 7,000 pieces. Also on display is the Daitsurushibina, a towering 2.4m tall doll mobile.
Seto Yashiki Doll Festival
［Date］Generally held from late February through early March
［Place］Ashigarigo Seto Yashiki
〈Directions〉From Shinmatsuda Station on the Odakyu Line, board the Hakone Tozan Bus for Sekimoto and disembark at Yotsukado; 15 minutes’ walk from there
［Hours］10:00 AM-5:00 PM (doors close at 4:00 PM)
［Admission fees］400 JPY *Free admission for children middle school age and younger
［TEL］0465-84-0317(Kaiseimachi Town Development and Local Industry Promotion Group/weekdays 9:00 AM-5:00 PM)