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Yabusame at Sumida Park in April ?

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Yabusame at Sumida Park in April ?

I am trying to get some kind of confirmation where I can reliably experience Yabusame in April. According to asakusa-umai.ne.jp/e_asakusa/…2 it appears that I should expect it in Sumida park on April 20 but I've read so many conflicting reports from previous years.

Is anyone else able to provide me with some solid information?

I know Kamakura Matsuri is also going on during this time but I can't tell when Yabusame takes place.

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1. Re: Yabusame at Sumida Park in April ?

Hi Brad

I found reference to this festival in English Tokyo based Magazine, Metropolis*. Here is the link to the event*


Unfortunately the link re the web to get special seating tickets doesnt seem to work!

I am thinking of going along. Enjoy your time in Tokyo.


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2. Re: Yabusame at Sumida Park in April ?

Hi Brad, hi Cath,

there's more info on Yabusame on this Taito-ku website, including a map of the venue. It's in Japanese, but with Google Translate or a similar service you can grasp the most important parts of it: http://taitonavi.jp/yabusame.html

And yes, 20th April is correct, held at the park next to Sumida river.

I am also planning to go without the special seating tickets. Cath, still interested in going?


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3. Re: Yabusame at Sumida Park in April ?

Yabusame should be seen at Tsurugaoka Shirine at Kamakura: The Yabusame this year will be conducted on Sunday, April 21, even though the weather-man reported rain.


Yabusame starts at 1300 hours: However, the passageway is very narrow. So if it is a fine day, both side of passageway is full of people in the morning. You will need to have a small chair if you are not patient to stand up for a couple of hours.

My pics on Yabusame in 2007:



I will be back to Yabusame if rain is not too much.

Edited: 4:25 am, April 19, 2013
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4. Re: Yabusame at Sumida Park in April ?

Looks great in Kamakura! Thanks for the info!


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