Yasukuni Shrine "Mitama Matsuri"

Sightseeing information about Yasukuni Shrine "Mitama Matsuri" in Japan.


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 from 7/13 '18 to 7/16 '18

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During the Mitama Matsuri period, the Yasukuni Shrine premises is wrapped in a golden light of Kento (votive lantern in a shrine), about 10,000 large lanterns alongside the outer garden approach to Yasukuni Shrine and about 20,000 small lanterns in the inner garden.
It is exciting as a festival, but lanterns are wonderful and attractive enough to be called a festival of light. The Yasukuni Shrine entrance wrapped in light is fantastic and very beautiful.
In addition, for 4 days, presentation events such as mikoshifuri (shaking a portable shrine), Aomori Nebuta, Kappore (traditional Japanese comic dance) and Bon dancing are performed.

Many visitors come to visit every year, where there are many night stalls and booths lining up such as "Show tent" and "Haunted house".
At this period there are about 50 stalls are scheduled to open around the Oomura Masujirou Statue at the outer gardens.

◎ July 13th (Fri) · Major event of the eve festival
11: 30 Edo performance Kappore (traditional Japanese comic dance)
18:00 Mitama Matsuri Eve Festival (Main Hall, participation possible)
18: 30 Bon dance
18: 40 Senshu Wind Ochestra Wind-instrument Music Parade
19: 00 Japanese drum presentation

◎ July 14th (Sat) · Main events of the First Night Festival
18:00 Mitama Matsuri 1st Night Festival (Main Hall, available for participation)
18: 30 Bon dance
19: 00 Singing performance presentation

◎ July 15th (Sun) · Main event of the Second Night Festival
15: 30 Edo performance Kappore
18:00 Mitama Matsuri 2nd Night Festival (Main Hall · Available)
18: 30 Bon dance
19: 00 Tsunoda☆Hiro Special outdoor concert presentation

◎ July 16th (Mon / National Holiday) · Main event of Third Night Festival
18: 00 Mitama Matsuri 3rd Night Festival (Main Hall · Available)
18: 30 Bon dance
In addition, various dedication arts will be held at Yasukuni Shrine premises during the Mitama Matsuri period.

Name: The 72nd Mitama Matsuri
Schedule: 2018 July 13th (Fri) - July 16th (Mon / National Holiday)
Time: 18: 00-21: 30
Location: Yasukuni Shrine premises
▼ Transportation access / Nearest station
· JR Line "Iidabashi Station" 10 minutes on foot
· JR Line "Ichigaya Station" 10 minutes on foot
· Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway Line "Kudanshita Station (Exit 1)" 5 minutes on foot

PurposeFestivals,easily accessible,experience,night view,shrine/temple,sightseeing,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Iidabashi Sta. (about 900m) Google Transit

Reviews

5.0a month ago

This place is a sacred place for Japan. The spirits of the dead of Japanese solders from ww2 are deified here since the end of the war. They devoted themselves to their sweet homeland. Respect here and never be impolite. You all can come here! This is open for everyone and good park with greens! There are huge gate and Shrine. You would feel very sacred atmosphere! You can buy fortune stuffs here. And there are museum for Japanese ancestors who devoted themselves to Japan!!!

5.0a week ago

Super beautiful cherry blossom and touch Japanese traditional culture

I went to this shrine in spring, so I can enjoy to see beautiful cherry blossom! And there is a some Japanese traditional show that anybody can see.

Also, it's able to draw an Omikuji here.

4.0in the last week

I came here to view the controversial shrine and also hoping to see sakura bloom. Unfortunately, trees were still budding. FYI, do not take pictures of the shrine from the centre while u r in the main hall. Take it from either the right or left. And remove your cap or hat if you are wearing one.

5.02 months ago

Let’s remember all our ancestors and graciously accept and wish for their blessings. Peaceful and majestic. Beautiful place.

5.04 months ago

A great Experience. Truly a place to visit and endure the traditional culture. You can even watch traditional Japanese shows and a WW2 museum. There is a special prayer for about the 40 min dedicated to the Martyrs.