Apr/13, 2019 Asakusa Kannon-ura Ichiyo Sakura Festival "Oiran Dochu Procession"4.2
from 4/13 '19 to 4/13 '19
"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 13, 2019
Hours: 10:00 - 16:00
Place: Ichiyo-sakura Komatwubashi street
Access: a 10-min walk from Asakusa Station
*Please check the official website for the latest information.
Purposesurreal&cool,parade,first time in Japan,knows a lot about Japan,cherry blossom viewing,shrine/temple,art,sightseeing,an eating tour,second time in Japan
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5.04 weeks ago
Probably the most famous and visited shrine in Tokyo. And not without any reason, the building itself is huge on its own and you would appreciate it most. The grounds are also huge and you can stroll around the place all day long. With so many tourist visiting, comes all the shops also, they have almost everything in shops surrounding. Visiting during the day would be really packed, but lively as well.
5.0a week ago
Relax. Always remember to be respectful within Japan with all the temples and areas dedicated to the cult of they beliefs I have seen A LOT of tourist that they think all of this places are amusement parks and they do not follow the rules indicated. Just be nice and remember not to be rude if someone tells you must have respect for the culture and beliefs of the country you are visiting. Just be respectful.
5.03 weeks ago
Awe inspiring! Highly recommend coming early in the morning or later in the evening. The crowds are gone, and you can see the cool shutter art on closed shops and the grounds all lit up. Photos attached for reference (with and without crowds). There are toilets easily accessible and plenty of vending machines around.
5.0a month ago
A spectacular experience, by day and by night! We have previously visited during the day, and can assure you that it is extremely busy and quite an interesting experience.
Our recent visit was at night and was much more relaxed and also enjoyable too. Although we missed seeing all the stalls open and selling their different products, the nighttime atmosphere was also very interesting and pleasant, the temperature was great for leisurely strolling around, no crowds, very peaceful.
PS. I have never visited a public toilet that was as clean as this one.
5.02 weeks ago
Very cool place. First stop in our Japan travels. Get there early if you want pictures with not a lot of people in them, but keep in mind most shops don't open until 9 or 10. For a great souvenir, go inside and pick up a temple stamps book. Alot of the shrine and temples have hand written stamps you can collect! Very neat to watch 👍