The Ichiyo Sakura Festival is a major event in Asakusa Kannon-ura that attracts big crowds every year. Take the chance to enjoy the ichiyo yaezakura in full bloom and an oiran (courtesan) parade.
The Edo Yoshiwara Oiran Dochu recreates the processions held back in the Edo Period. The parade shows off oiran decked out in full attire walking with a big, fancy entourage. While it’s not exactly on the same level as Edo, this is probably as real as it gets in the 21st century.
In addition to the oiran parade, there is a parade of elementary school students and a flea market. There are also lots of food stands and refreshment booths. So if you haven’t gone flower-viewing already, this would be a great time to do that.
You’ll be seeing red at the Jindaiji Temple Yakuyoke Ganzan Jie Daishi Festival. This popular spring event in Tokyo started in the Edo period in memory of Ganzan Daishi. One of Japan’s three biggest daruma doll markets, there are around 300 […]
Visit this 2-day food festival at Yoyogi Park to try local Japanese dishes from Hokkaido all the way to Kyushu. It takes place at the NHK Broadcasting Center, Yoyogi Park so you can have an impromptu picnic (assuming the weather is […]
Spring in Japan isn’t just about the cherry blossoms, and at Bunkyo’s Yushima Tenjin Shrine you can see one of the island nation’s other flower festivals, the ume matsuri, or plum festival. Plum trees blossom earlier and for longer than cherry blossoms, so […]
The Heiwajima Antiques Fair is a popular indoor flea market that’s held five times a year, for a period of three days each time. Close to 300 vendors from all over Japan come to sell their wares, which comprise a […]
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