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

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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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5.0in the last week

This is one of the iconic place to visit in Tokyo, Japan. Very blissful and calm. Generally very crowded in weekends as many tourists as well as the locals are visiting the place. The shopping options are there as some affordable pricing available, also souvenir are not much expensive. The architecture is too good. visiting it in evening when the different lighting are applied it looks beautiful.

5.0a month ago

This is the must-visit temple in Tokyo. It's very unique and iconic. It's always crowded with people but the atmosphere is still good. There are many inexpensive souvenir shops and tasty food around the temple. Amulets of this temple are also great. You can buy them as souvenirs for who you love.

5.0a month ago

It’s worth mixing in the crowd for a visit here. A wonderful variety of shopping and restaurants intertwined with some spiritually significant locations.

Expect the typical tourist crowds who have no clue what cultural respect is. But once you move past those, you can be immersed into a wonderful part of Japanese history and culture.

Go early or during golden hour and you might be treated to a Japanese wedding party taking photos in traditional attire.

Easy to access via public transit.

5.0in the last week

A lovely elaborate temple, free to go and walk around, if you wish you can go and pray at the opening of the temple. Donating ¥100 to get your fortune was a good bit of fun while at the temple. A lot of shops surround the temple but these close at 9pm. I went at night and found this out the hard way but was worth it going at night. The lighting design is very nice and really brings out the temple! A must see in tokyo!

5.0in the last week

If you like historical sites, this is the place to go. There are hundreds of small shops selling all kind of goods from food to gifts. Don’t miss the free fall ride nearby. If you didn’t find what you are looking for and n the small shops like me, go to the big shopping buildings at the end of this streets with multiple floors of different goods. I noticed that one building has very expensive goods and the other building has affordable ones. I spent around 4-5 hours in this place. Try visiting end of March to beginning of April to enjoy the cherry blossoms everywhere in Japan. Enjoy your trip, it’s worth it.