Setagaya Hachimangu Shrine’s Autumn Festival includes the usual features of shrine festivals such as mikoshi (portable shrine) parades, with the addition of ritual sumo on a dohyo in front of the shrine.
The ritual sumo—known as hōnōsumo—happens at 2pm on the first day. The main procession in which mikoshi (portable shrines) are paraded around the neighborhood and then returned to the shrine starts at 10am on Sunday and goes for most of the day.
Jodoji is a temple in Akasaka in the shadow of the Biz Tower. This festival is one of the first summer festivals in the area and sees an interesting mix of residents and local office workers converging on the temple. […]
The 71st Ome City Nohryo Fireworks Festival features 4,132 fireworks to be hurled into the night sky over Nagayama Park in Ome City in the evening of the first Saturday in August. The festivities will begin at 7:30pm and conclude […]
A traditional summer shrine festival at one of the most serene shrines in central Tokyo. Thankfully, the festival takes place during the relative cool of the late afternoon and early evening. Expect all the summer festival standards—yatai (food trucks), games, […]
Dance to the beat of the taiko drums—or just watch—at this annual Bon dance festival at Tsukiji Honganji temple. As a bonus of being so close to the gourmet hot spots of Tsukiji Market and Ginza, there will be various […]