A traditional market held to sell Daruma dolls and those lucky charms. Numerous  stalls line along Honmachi-dori Avenue (Route 50) and shopping streets of central Maebashi. Traditional events will also be performed at Maebashi Hachimangu Shrine.

Maebashi New Year Market Festival (Maebashi Hatsuichi Matsuri)
Jan
前橋初市まつり

Date: January 9th(Tue) 2018
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Hatsuichi Festival (by Maebashi Convention & Visitors Bureau)
http://www.maebashi-cvb.com/english/events/06.htm

http://www.maebashi-cvb.com/event/01_hatsuichi/index.htm (Japanese website)

About Maebashi City (by Maebashi Convention & Visitors Bureau)
http://www.maebashi-cvb.com/english/

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Train Map (Gunma and Tochigi areas)

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Getting there
10-min walk from JR Maebashi Station 前橋駅