Asakusa Toro Nagashi

11th Aug, 2018 6:45pm – 8:00pm

An evening event in which candle-lit lanterns are floated down the Sumida River. Toro nagashi is a tradition in which lanterns lit with candles are set afloat on rivers to guide the spirits of the ancestors back to the other side during the O-bon holiday.

2,500 lanterns with hand written messages are glided down a gently sloping water slope into the waters on the east side of the Sumida River (the Asakusa Station side – not the Skytree side) between Azuma-bashi bridge and Kototoi-bashi bridge.

Dates: 11th Aug, 2018
Start/End Time: 6:45pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Sumida Park
Recommended hotel Nui Hostel
Entry: Free
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Closest station(s): Asakusa
Web: http://e-asakusa.jp/en/eve...
Link in Japanese
Area: Asakusa
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