The Fukagawa Festival is officially one of the big three Shinto festivals of Tokyo along with the Sanno Matsuri and the Kanda Matsuri.
The festival generally happens around August 15th, but the actual schedule may vary slightly from year to year. The full schedule is available here (in Japanese) and includes music performances, parades and Noh Theater.
The water throwing action would typically be happening on the 14th with the journey of the massive Ninomiya mikoshi (portable shrine) around the neighborhod. On the 14th, the giant mikoshi is scheduled to leave Tomioka Hachimangu shrine at 8:30am, make a circuit around the neighborhood and then return to the shrine at 1:30pm. — This part has unforuntatly been cancelled for 2022.
The festival is at its rowdiest when it’s a “hon matsuri” year. The Hon Matsuri happens every three years. The next hon matsuri will be held in 2023.
The festival is centered around Tomioka Hachiman Shrine (also referred to as Fukagawa Shrine). The closest stations are Monzennakacho on the Oedo and Tozai lines and Kiba Station on the Tozai Line.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.
- 320 m from Monzennakachō Station Tozai Line (T12)Oedo Line (E15)
- 0.7 km from Kiba Station Tozai Line (T13)
- 0.8 km from Etchūjima Station Keiyō Line (JE3)