Meiji Shrine Spring Grand Festival

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Every year during Golden Week, a Spring Grand Festival is held at Meiji Shrine (the biggest and most important shrine in Tokyo). The week-long festival features an impressive lineup of traditional performing arts presentations—lead by masters in the field.

Main ceremonies/performance schedule includes:

  1. Shinto ritual ceremonies (main ceremony) | May 2 at 10am and 2pm | May 3 at 10am
  2. Bugaku (ancient imperial court music) | April 27, from 11am
  3. Yabusame (horseback archery) | May 1, from 1:30pm
  4. Budo (martial arts demonstrations) | May 1, from 2pm
  5. Noh and kyogen (classical Japanese theater) | May 2, from 11:45am
  6. Hogaku and hobu (classical Japanese dance) | May 2, from 3:45pm
  7. Kyudo (Japanese archery) | May 3, from 9am (in front of the Shiseikan Budojo building)
  8. Sankyoku (traditional Japanese music) | (May 3, from 12pm)
  9. Satsuma biwa (Japanese lute) | May 3, from 2:30pm
  10. Sansyuden (ceremonial poem recital) | May 6, from 1pm
Venue: Meiji Jingu Shrine
Entry: Free
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High: 15 ℃Low: 12 ℃
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Access: 0.6 km from Harajuku Station Yamanote Line (JY19)
0.7 km from Sangūbashi Station Odakyu Odawara Line (OH3)
0.7 km from Kitasandō Station Fukutoshin Line (C14)
Web: http://www.meijijingu.or.j...
Area: Harajuku, Shibuya
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