Fukagawa Festival

Photo by Kasumi Amemiya used under Creative Commons.

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 on the 3 days before and after August 15th, but the actual schedule may vary slightly from year to year. It’s at its rowdiest when it’s a “hon matsuri” year. The Hon Matsuri happens every three years, the next one being in 2017.

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.

Web: http://www.tomiokahachiman... (Link in Japanese)
Entry: Free
Closest station(s): Monzennakacho, Kiba
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3 Responses to “Fukagawa Festival”

  1. What time will the procession/water fight on the 17th occur? We will be in Tokyo that day and would love to see it.

    • CheapoGreg

      I’m sorry, their site is terrible and it’s actually really hard to find this info. I do know that the procession starts early and goes for most of the day and the water splashing takes place on the wide street approaching the Tomioka Shrine but that’s as much as I can tell you.

      • BeastmanAIDS

        hahaha a Japanese site that is terrible? Surely you jest, sir!

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