Kanda Matsuri is one of the greatest festivals in Tokyo and one of the best festivals that represent Edo. It only happens every other odd year (for example 2015, 2017). The Kanda Matsuri is the festival of the Kanda Myojin Shrine which honors three deities: Daikokuten(one of the Seven Lucky Gods of good fortune), Ebisu(god of fishermen and luck), and Taira no Masakado- a feudal lord of the 10th century who was worshipped and deified. The portable shrines are paraded through the streets to bring good fortune and blessing to local residents. It is followed by hundreds of musicians, dancers, and floats.
The festival started during the Edo Period (1603-1867). When the Tokugawa shogun began to rule the country from Edo (present-day Tokyo), the festival was celebrated as a demonstration of prosperity under the new regime. Then, the Kanda Matsuri and the Sanno Matsuri were the only two festivals that were allowed to pass through the Edo Castle grounds. Both were originally held annually, but after competition between the two had grown too intense, they were eventually ordered to be held in alternate years only.
|DATE||2019.10.01 – 2019.10.03|
|ACCESS||5 min. walk from “Ochanomizu” station, JR line, Hijiribashi bridge entrance
7 min. walk from JR line Akihabara station, Denki-Gai street entrance
|POSSIBLE FACILITIES|| Wifi Local transportation
Optional Local Guide
Day 1: Departure
Anyone who has time and wish to join us please feel free.
Our local guides will take you to places you can’t find or enjoy by yourself, and make you enjoy the Japanese Cultural Festivals as like a local!!
On top of that, this is a small-group tour, so you can enjoy the time like going out with friends! All skill levels are welcome.
Let’s have an awesome experience together without any cultural or language barriers.
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Have a wonderful day.