Toge no Kunitori Tug-of-War Contest

The fourth Sunday of October

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This event is a tug-of-war showdown between the Enshu Team (representing Misakubo in Shizuoka) and the Shinshu Team (representing Minami-Shinano in Nagano) with the prefectural boundary at stake. The winning team is able to expand their borders (prefectural boundary) a meter into the opponent’s side. A sign marking the border as determined by the contest is then installed at the pass. However, the border is something decided during the event and is therefore not officially recognized as the administrative border.


Date & TimeThe fourth Sunday of October
Opening Ceremony: 10:30
Attractions: 11:00
Tug-of-War Contest (Children/General Public): 11:30
Toge no Kunitori Tug-of-War Contest (Main Contest): Noon
LocationTenryu Misakubo Hyogoshi Pass
AddressOkuryoke, Misakubo-cho, Tenryu-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
Access- Drive 85 minutes by car from Shin-Tomei Expwy Hamamatsu-Hamakita IC to the temporary Ikejima Parking Lot, then take a shuttle bus
- Take the JR Iida Line to Misakubo Station (or alight at the Misakubo Community Collaboration Center on the Entetsu Bus) ⇒ Local Product Store Kunitori in front of Misakubo Community Collaboration Center ⇒ Shuttle bus
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