Oct/17 - 18, 2020 Asakusa Sanja Festival

Sightseeing information about Oct/17 - 18, 2020 Asakusa Sanja Festival in Japan.


Oct/17 - 18, 2020 Asakusa Sanja Festival4.6

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 from 10/17 '20 to 10/18 '20

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※Due to the coronavirus concerns, the dates of Sanja Festival has been postponed from May 15-17 to October 17-18th.
And Mikoshi Procession is cancled.
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Asakusa Sanja Festival is one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo along with Kanda and Sanno festivals.

Day 1: Daigyoretsu Parade
On the first day, there will be the grand parade(Daigyoretsu Parade), people wearing historical outfits are walking throughout the Asakusa town.
The must-see event is Binzasara Mai. This is a traditional ritual dance, the men walking with their Binzasara (musical instrument made with many thin pieces of wood) to pray for good harvest.

Day 2: Local Mikoshi Procession
About 100 portable shrines(mikoshi) from 44 local towns gather at the backyard of the Sensoji Temple and are given purification at Asakusa Shrine, then leave for each town one by one.

Day 3: Three Sacred Mikoshi Procession
This is the climax of the festival. Three sacred Mikoshi come out of the Asakusa Shrine around 6 in the morning and travel through local towns throughout a day. Three Mikoshi groups are very competitive as they jostle to carry their mikoshi. Also, the ritual dance and music along with some other events are held in and around the Asakusa Shrine until three Mikoshi come back to the shrine.

Dates: October 17 - 18, 2020
Venue: Asakusa Shrine, Sensouji Temple
Access: Asakusa Station

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5.07 months ago

Worth to visit there especially at night !!!!
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4.04 weeks ago

Serene, calm and very traditional. It helps you to get in touch with the traditional part of japan. The shopping streets are fun to explore and the street food is quite tasty. You can also wear a rented kimono here and take photos in traditional setting. A must visit if you want to get feeling of traditional Japan in the middle of the modern city.

5.03 weeks ago

Serene, calm and very traditional. It helps you to get in touch with the traditional part of japan. The shopping streets are fun to explore and the street food is quite tasty. You can also wear a rented kimono here and take photos in traditional setting. A must visit if you want to get feeling of traditional Japan in the middle of the modern city.

5.06 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 👌

5.0a week ago

Very popular spot for tourist, came here with tour and didn't have much time to explore. The temple is huge and beautiful and there are many food stalls! They look so cute and colourful, very convenient when you are hungry.