Kanda Festival at Kanda Myojin Shrine


posted on June 30, 2016

Kanda Festival is ranked among the three largest festivals of Japan.

Kanda Festival is one of the most famous festivals of Tokyo. They hold a regular big festival once every two years. The festival is held on the Saturday and Sunday closest to May 15. The festival takes place at the Kanda Shrine in Kanda, Tokyo as well as surrounding central Tokyo districts. Its prominent parades involve about over 200 mikoshi, in addition to musicians, dancers and floats.

*Event dates and programs may be subject to change.

Schedule (from 2016)
April 29 ~ May 6 (except April 30, May 1&2)
10am-4pm Carrying Imperial Carriges and Portable Shrines

May 10
7pm Carrying Portable Shrine around Izumi-cho

May 11
10am Carrying Portable Shrine around Izumi-cho
10am Carrying Portable Shrine from Shomon Zuka

May 14
11am Tea Ceremony at Kanda Myojin Shrine
6pm Noh and Kyogen Play *Tickets sold out

May 15
2pm Rei Tai Sai at Kanda Myojin Shrine

5 mins walk from Chuo Line & Sobu Line, Ochanomizu Station
7 mins walk from Keihin Tohoku Line & Yamanote Line, Akihabara Station
5 mins walk from Metro Marunouchi Line, Ochanomizu Station
5 mins walk from Metro Chiyoda Line, Shin-Ochanomizu Station
5 mins walk from Metro Ginza Line, Suehiro-cho Station
7 mins walk from Metro Hibiya Line, Akihabara Station

Date Time Entry Address
Late Apr ~ Early May 2017 Free 2-16-2 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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