Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri

Although it’s not one of the major festivals, the Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri is an easily accessible community festival with lots of activities and events. It also features restored ’dashi‘ which are traditional wheeled floats. That’s not a very enlightening description, so if you want a better idea of what I’m talking about, check this video on Youtube. One of the floats features a not very traditional but quite impressive hydraulic lift which raises it up to about 5 metres in height.

There will be typical festival food, music and dancing at the shrine on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6pm.

The procession of dashi will begin at 11:30am on Sunday at the shrine, split into two and take different routes through the neighbourhood and eventually meet up at Akasaka Sacas in the heart of Akasaka at 1:30pm.

If you wish to be a part of the festival rather than just watching, you can sign up here. The fee is 500 yen per person.

Dates:
Venue: Hikawa Shrine
Web: http://www.hikawadashi.or.... (Link in Japanese)
Entry: Free
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3 Responses to “Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri”

  1. The information is wrong. The route of the Dashi parade of this year starts from Hikawa shrine at 11:30 then go down to Roppongi Dori (the opposite side of ANA continental hotel) then turn left to the Tameike sanno crossing, then turn left to Sanno-shita crossing, then arrive at Akasaka sakas at 13:30. Dashi float doesn’t go to Gaien Higashi street.
    This year, we have 15 mikoshis (mini shrine) and 2 dashi floats in the parade.
    In the evening, we have Bon dance festival at Hikawa shrine from 18:30 to 21:00

    • CheapoGreg

      Hello Mariko, Sorry for the out of date information and thank you for giving the correct information!

      • No worry. Thank you for the information
        No other English website wrote about the festival.
        Next year, please do not hesitate to ask me for the information of Hikawa festival.


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