Sanja Festival at Asakusa Jinja Shrine


posted on July 1, 2016

One of the Three Great Festivals of Tokyo!

Sanja Festival is one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo and considered one of the wildest and largest. The parades revolve around three portable shrines as well as traditional music and dancing. Over the course of three days, the festival attracts 1.5 to 2 million locals and tourists every year.

*Event dates and programs may be subject to change.

Schedule (from 2016)
May 13
1pm --- Parade
2:20pm --- Binzara Dance
3pm --- Binzara Dance
3:30pm --- Mitama Celemoney

May 14
10am --- Rei Tai Sai Celemoney
12pm --- Carrying 100 Portable Shrines
4pm --- Dance to God of Shrine
5pm --- Dance by Shrine Maidens

May 15
6am --- Carrying 3 Portable Shrines
2pm --- Dance by Shrine Maidens
3pm --- Dance to God of Shrine
4pm --- Japanese Drum Performance
11am-6pm --- Festival Space Open between Kaminari-Mon Street to Uma-Michi Street

7 mins walk from Kinza Line, Asakuksa Station
7 mins walk from Asakusa Line, Asakusa Station
7 mins walk from Tobu Line, Asakusa Station
10 mins walk from Tsukuba Express, Asakusa station

Date Time Entry Address
Mid May, 2017 Free 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
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