Scheduled for both days, the main festival takes place on the Sunday with omikoshi (shoulder-borne shrines) scheduled to be jostled through the streets for the first time since 2019. However, presumably to avoid overcrowding, the omikoshi won’t converge on the shrine.
The official name of the festival is the Kitazawa Hachimanjinja Matsuri. Besides the mikoshi processions happening mid-afternoon on Sunday, there will be entertainment in and around the shrine from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
The shrine is located to the south of Shimokitazawa Station in the Daizawa neighborhood.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.
Official site ⚠️ Link in Japanese
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