Kanda Matsuri

Kanda Matsuri
Photo by Josh used under Creative Commons.

One of Tokyo’s three major festivals — Kanda Matsuri — takes place over a period of 8 days in mid May. The main parades are on the Saturday and Sunday in the middle with the ‘reitaisai’ procession on the last day of the festival (the weekend of May 13-14 and Wednesday the 17th respectively for 2017).

Based in and around Kanda Myojin Shrine near Ochanomizu Station, the Kanda Matsuri is a Shinto festival originally held to celebrate Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa’s famous victory at the Battle of Sekigahara.  The festival only takes place on odd numbered years, so if you miss 2017’s you’ll have to wait until 2019 to see it next.

Venue: Kanda Myojin Shrine
Recommended hotel First Cabin Akihabara Hotel
Web: http://www.kandamyoujin.or...
Entry: Free
Closest station(s): JR Ochanomizu
Area: Kanda
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