Sanno Matsuri

Sanno Matsuri, Chiyoda: Address, Phone Number, Sanno Matsuri Reviews: 4.5/5

Sanno Matsuri
One of Japan's largest and oldest festivals, dating back to the 1600s, the Sanno Matsuri is held every other year. Its main procession, the jinkosai, starts in the early morning at the Hie-jinja shrine and returns in the evening, after traversing much of central Tokyo. It includes hundreds of people in traditional dress and ancient costume in a parade of portable shrines (mikoshi) emblazoned with phoenixes, alongside people on horseback, floats, drummers, and more. Enjoy cultural activities like tea ceremony and flower arrangement around town, purify yourself by walking through a thatched circlet at a temple, and beware the Tengu goblins!
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Neighborhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants, bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art galleries.

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Pongpol S
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Jun 2018
This festival is one of the biggest and most important festival in Tokyo. If you want to experience the culture and festive vibes, this is a very good answer. Parades was grand and fascinating!!
Written July 9, 2018
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