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

5.02 weeks ago

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

5.02 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.

5.02 months ago

At the centre of modern Japan, Yasukuni is as controversial as it is fascinating. Take your time to look at the people as much as the structures. You’ll need a couple of hours to absorb the atmosphere. Try the yakisoba on the way out. And don’t miss the War Museum that somehow makes Japan a victim of the Pacific War.

5.02 weeks ago

Very beautiful. Respect for the Japanese warriors. This shrine is truly historic. There are relics and gravestones belonging to u known people. There is a large museum and even a kabuki stage.

New Year’s Day is usually very crowded and you will notice that as soon as you exit Kidanshita station. There are plenty of coffee shops and the Budokan is next to the temple. Since both are enormous in size you can’t really miss either.

Just follow the crowd up the hill and you’ll see it. There is a parking lot at the temple but it’s 300円 for 30 minutes. Considering this is Tokyo parking will always be expensive.

5.02 months ago

If you’re interested in history and culture, Yasukuni is a must visit. It’s a shrine to Japanese war dead, including those convicted of war crimes, meaning that it also attracts a great deal of controversy. The attached museum tells the history of conflicts from a particularly Japanese point of view. If you can leave your preconceptions at the door, it’s a fascinating insight to the traditional Japanese world view.

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