Apr/13, 2019 Asakusa Kannon-ura Ichiyo Sakura Festival "Oiran Dochu Procession"

Sightseeing information about Apr/13, 2019 Asakusa Kannon-ura Ichiyo Sakura Festival "Oiran Dochu Procession" in Japan.


Apr/13, 2019 Asakusa Kannon-ura Ichiyo Sakura Festival "Oiran Dochu Procession"4.2

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"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
Admission: Free
Access: a 10-min walk from Asakusa Station

*Please check the official website for the latest information.

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Reviews

5.03 weeks ago

Just so much to see of many things. What an incredible place. Such good energy! The staff was so nice and very helpful. Just an amazing temple. I would like to spend much more time here. Very glad to have visited. Area surrounding has so much to do!

5.0in the last week

This was a large temple with many things to see. I recommend visiting this temple but just know that it gets busy very quickly. When I first went with friends I had a giant bowl of shaved ice and got to see a monkey show. There's also quite a few picturesque areas and many people dress in kimono.

After walking around the temple grounds you can visit a bunch of different small food stalls or shop around for souvenirs. I managed to find some beautiful and affordable tea cups in one of the smaller shops away from the main district.

5.03 weeks ago

Beautiful place with a spiritual feeling even with all of the heavy traffic, passing through. Well worth the visit for locals and foreigners, alike. There are quite a few souvenir and food options to suit the average guest. Just follow the instructions and be mindful of the environment. It's busy all day so don't expect much in the way of lulls in traffic. Be sure to collect good luck on your travels!

5.0a month ago

This is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Tokyo. There is such a festive atmosphere here, with lots of people dressed in Kimonos celebrating. Beautiful temples and shops. Lots of food stalls line the outsides areas of the temple. There many souvenirs shops as well. Highly recommended.

4.0in the last week

Beautiful and historic temple. It is located in Asakusa and easily accessible by train and foot. Gets very busy later in the day. If you want to enjoy it in a less hassle and crowd then try to go before 9 AM. Many other historical shrines and temples are located nearby. You'll probably need an hour to explore all of them