Daikoku — a god of fortune — is offering up some good luck blessings to set your year off right at this traditional festival. Highlights of the festival include the following two events:
On Saturday at 10 a.m., a bone-chilling (literally) purification ceremony will be performed as “coming-of-age” participants will douse themselves in ice water.
On Sunday, at noon, see hocho-shiki, a tradition in Japanese cuisine hailing from the Heian period i.e. ceremonial slicing of a big carp by masters in the art.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.
- 349 m from Suehirochō Station Ginza Line (G14)
- 374 m from Ochanomizu Station Chiyoda Line (C12)Marunouchi Line (M20)Chūō Line (Rapid) (JC3)Chūō-Sōbu Line (JB22)
- 0.5 km from Shinochanomizu Station
Typical weather at this time:
High: 9 ºC Low: 3 ºC