Apr/20/2019 Asakusa Yabusame Festival

Sightseeing information about Apr/20/2019 Asakusa Yabusame Festival in Japan.

Apr/20/2019 Asakusa Yabusame Festival3.6

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 from 4/20 '19 to 4/20 '19


Yabusame(horseback archery) and Kusajishi(Japanese archery) events are held in Sumida Park nearby Asakusa area.
Yabusame is a traditional Japanese archery performed on hourseback in dedication to the deities and praying for peace, rich harvest, and health. That is a martial art that dates back over 900 years to the Heian period.
There are two events, "Kusajishi(Japanese archery)" and the main event "Yabusame(horseback archery)".
The horseback archery is such a popular event, purchasing the ticket in advance is strongly advised.

Time: 11:45 - 12:45
Venue: Sumida Park(Sanyabori Hiroba)
Fee: Free

Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Venue: Sumida Park(special site near Kototoi-bashi Bridge)
Advance Ticket: 3,000 yen

Purposeeasily accessible,surreal&cool,knows a lot about Japan,shrine/temple,art,sightseeing,second time in Japan
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2.0in the last week

Outside of the cherry blossom season, it's just another park in Japan. Lots of green and nice walking paths, but a bit too quiet somehow. It does not worth a visit, if there is no cherry blossom. Unless you are looking for a nice place to picnic with river view. The city has much more interesting to do.

3.02 weeks ago

There's a nice spot during the cherry blossom bloom where you can go up a little Hill and be surrounded by the blossoms. But it's quite small and there was some development going on when I went in April 2019. Worth a quick look while checking out Sumida river which is very beautiful and it's close to the Skytree also.

5.0a month ago

Among one of the most beautiful parks in Tokyo this time of year ( Sakura blossoms are blooming). Also not particularly crowded and is a tranquil and all-around beautiful place.

Should you be around during spring the street vendors food is excellent as well.

Good luck in Japan!

4.03 weeks ago

Tokyo has plenty of beautiful parks where you can take a walk down the river side and enjoy the beautiful scenery, particularly during cherry blossom season! Sumida park is the perfect place to sit, enjoy the views and enjoy local eats. It is also really close to the Tokyo SkyTree, go here before or after your visit.

4.0in the last week

It’s a beautiful and tranquil park on the right side of the Sumida River, it has a lake and is designed in the Japanese style, you can also have excellent views to the Tokyo Sky Tree from the park