Doll Floating Ceremony

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Hinamatsuri is a festival in Japan to celebrate the good health of girls. It’s celebrated by arranging dolls on a red carpet but the source of this celebration is actually a ceremony where people floated dolls on boats down rivers to carry bad luck away. This custom is continued in Sumida Park on the Asakusa side of the river near Azumabashi bridge. The ceremony starts at 11:30 am, and will be canceled in case of rain.

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Venue: Sumida Park
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Entry: Free
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Access: 0.5 km from Tokyo Skytree Station Tobu Skytree Line (TS2)
0.8 km from Asakusa Station Ginza Line (G19)Asakusa Line (A18)Tobu Skytree Line (TS1)
0.8 km from Oshiage Station Hanzomon Line (Z14)Asakusa Line (A20)Keisei Oshiage Line (KS45)Tobu Skytree Line (TS3)
Web: http://www.city.taito.lg.j...
Link in Japanese
Area: Asakusa
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