Daradara Festival

11th Sep–21st Sep, 2019
Photo by Masayuki Takaku used under CC

‘Daradara’ means ‘endless’—a name earned due to the extraordinary length of this traditional festival. While most shrine festivals go for 2 or 3 days, this one goes for 11 days—the longest of any traditional ‘matsuri’ in Japan.

Running from the 11th to the 21st of September each year, the festival happens at Shiba Daijingu located next to Shiba Park (not to be confused with the more photogenic Zojoji Temple). Although the festival spans 11 days, the main festival day is on Respect the Aged Day, a Monday declared a national holiday and often involves a mikoshi parade, although the route for 2019 has not yet been announced, 2018’s can be seen here.

Dates: 11th Sep–21st Sep, 2019
Venue: Shiba Daijingu
Entry: Free
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High: 28 ℃Low: 22 ℃
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Closest station(s): Shiba Koen, Daimon, Hamamatsucho
Web: http://www.shibadaijingu.c...
Link in Japanese
Area: Shiba
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