Apr/11, 2020 Asakusa Kannon-ura Ichiyo Sakura Festival "Oiran Dochu Procession"

Sightseeing information about Apr/11, 2020 Asakusa Kannon-ura Ichiyo Sakura Festival "Oiran Dochu Procession" in Japan.


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※Due to the coronavirus concerns, the Ichiyo Sakura Festival on 4/11 has been canceled in 2020.


"Ichiyo Sakura Festival" started in 2003, celeblating the 400th anniversary of the opening of Yoshiwara, preserving the piece of Edo history. And "Oiran Dochu Procession" is held as part of the Ichiyo Sakura Festival in April. This festival has performances on the stage by local kids, food stalls and a flea market. And the main event is the "Oiran Dochu Procession".
"Oiran" is a word used to refer to the high-class prostitutes that worked in the Yoshiwara red-light street near Asakusa during the Edo period.
The Oiran parade takes place along a 400m stretch of road with members in full Edo period dress slowly making their way to the small main stage for a series of short performances. Surprisingly, their attire weighs approximately 30 kg! The luxurious parade of Oiran combined with the scenery of beautiful cherry blossoms is a must-see event.

Date: April 11, 2020
Hours: 10:00 - 16:00
Place: Ichiyo-sakura Komatwubashi street
Admission: Free
Access: a 10-min walk from Asakusa Station

*Please check the official website for the latest information.

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5.02 weeks ago

Its an all time favorite place to visit in Tokyo. I have visited here at various times in the day, night and every time its a amazing. Quite centrally located and many places to visit around. Shopping streets here are very lively.
Sumeda river is just a few hundred meters away and offers amazing view. If you are keen, a whole day can be spent here in the radius of 2km around temple.

5.03 months ago

Worth to visit there especially at night !!!!
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5.02 months ago

Beautiful time to visit, not crowded at all and could walk through the Main Street with ease. A must see place in Tokyo, really good contrast of the current modern city and traditional Japan. Lots of local food stalls with great cuisine available as well 👌

5.02 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and loads of shop for food, clothing, souvenirs, etc."
lots of sushi shop with reasonable price, super friendly staff."
"The shopping area has vide range of Japanese foods and amazing variety of fans. definitely recommend to rent some Kimono costumes and take some photos while walking along the narrow streets of this wonderful neighborhood.

5.05 months ago

All the shops are closed and the way to the place is completely deserted. However, we see some people having their evening walk. This is the first time I have seen this place without crowd and gives a different feel to it. A must visit place for anyone to have feel of Buddhist temple architecture in central Tokyo.