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) geisha parade.
The Edo Yoshiwara Oiran-dochu recreates the geisha processions held back in the Edo Period. The parade shows off geisha 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.
There are two chances to see the procession – but the times change each year and have yet to be announced.
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.