Torigoe Matsuri

9th Jun–10th Jun, 2018 6:30am – 9:00pm
torigoe matsuri
Photo by Grigoris Miliaresis used under Creative Commons.

The Torigoe Matsuri in June is a big event if only for the main feature: the procession of Torigoe Shrine’s omikoshi (portable shrine) weighing in at 4 tons—the biggest in Tokyo. Like the Sanja, this matsuri also involves smaller shrines from the neighborhood associations, but what everybody wants to see (and if possible, carry—carrying the omikoshi is good luck) is the huge omikoshi. Again, crowds become so thick that usually the riot police needs to be summoned.

Dates: 9th Jun–10th Jun, 2018
Start/End Time: 6:30am – 9:00pm
Venue: Torigoe Shrine
Entry: Free
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Closest station(s): Kuramae Station, Asakusabashi station.
Link in Japanese
Area: Asakusa
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2 Responses to “Torigoe Matsuri”

  1. Hi the Day is wrong, Sunday 11 June

    • CheapoGreg

      Thanks for pointing that out. The dates for this event haven’t been updated since 2016. I removed the “Main parade” info from the description. If you see anything on the site with the date marked as “early/mid/late June” it means we don’t have up to date information yet.

      Edit: Dates are confirmed – Sunday, June 11th and Monday June 12th. Why do you think the date is incorrect?

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