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

Probably the best museum in Tokyo when it comes to modern Japanese history. Do not pay attention to the comments on Google done with a political agenda. Just go and learn the Japanese side of the story. Many facts will actually surprise you and will make you question the history you learnt. 500 yen for students. Takes about 1.5 hours to complete it.

4.03 months ago

Very beautiful and peaceful place. They were doing construction before an event so there was scaffolding, but even that was pretty. Inside the museum is a nice gift shop and a pretty public toilet. Quick note, if you want to take a photo of the shrine, take it from the side near the gravel (or the guard will politely remind you).

4.02 weeks ago

Fixed feeling here as a Chinese but it’s worth a visit. Know how other ppl think and how a nation grows develops and explodes.

5.0a week ago

The shrine is nice. The museum is worth the price because of the displaya they have. Half of it isn't in english, so it doesnt have as many displays for foreigners.

The history in the museum is mostly whitewashed, so dont go in expecting a history lesson.

1.02 weeks ago

This is a horrifying place. Its existence is calling for more people to die bravely for his country, as his country wants him to, and "no worries, you are doing a good deed, your soul will be worshiped here when you die". This is no peace-remembering shrine, this is brain washing government propaganda “yasukuni - ensuring country security” shrine. Any differnet from the Holy War? I cannot tell.