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Traveling Traditional Japan

is a website dedicated to traditonal places around Tokyo, for now.

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Satsuki Festival at Ueno Park
2017.04.26: Article on
Satsuki Festival at Ueno Park in Taito-ku, Tokyo
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In late May, many bonsai of satsuki, a group of azaleas which bloom in late May, are exhibited at Ueno Park.
Kanda Matsuri at Kanda Shrine
2017.04.26: Article on
Kanda Matsuri at Kanda Shrine in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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The Kanda Matsuri, one of the most notable festival, is held in mid-May (fully conducted in odd-numbered years).
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2017.04.26
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added events for mid-May.
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2017.04.14
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added events for early-May.
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2017.04.03
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added events for late-April.
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2017.03.28
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added events for mid-April.
Fuji-matsuri at Kameido Tenjin Shrine
2017.03.27: Article on
Fuji-matsuri at Kameido Tenjin Shrine in Koto-ku, Tokyo
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From mid-Apr to ealry May, 200 wisterias will bloom at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
Nezu Jinja Tsusuji Matsuri
2017.03.21: Article on
Tsusuji Matsuri at Nezu Shrine in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
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From mid-Apr to ealry May, 3,000 azaleas will bloom and events will be held along side.
Asakusa Kodomo Kabuki Matsuri
2017.03.20: Article on
Asakusa Kodomo Kabuki Matsuri at Asakusa Shrine in Taito-ku, Tokyo
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For several days in March, kabuki theaters will be performed at Asakusa Shrine.
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2017.03.13
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added events for early-April.
Gyoki-daie
2017.03.11: Article on
Gyoki-daie at Zojoji Temple in Minato-ku, Tokyo
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On Apr 2-7, there will be a series of events held in memory of the sect founder at Zojoji Temple.
Akatsuka Ume-matsuri
2017.03.09: Article on
Akatsuka Ume-matsuri in Itabashi-ku, Tokyo
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In early Mar, apricot blossom viewing festival will be held at Akatsuka Tameike Park.
Hina-matsuri at Susanoo Shrine
2017.03.08: Article on
Hina-matsuri at Susanoo Shrine in Arakawa-ku, Tokyo
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From late Feb to early Apr, many hina dolls will be displayed in the shrine precincts.
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2017.03.05
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added events for late-March.
Yushima Tenjin Reitaisai
2017.03.03: Article on
Reitaisai at Yushima Tenjin Shrine in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
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At the Reitaisai of Yushima Tenjin Shrine, held in May, somewhat large parade takes place in even-numbered years.
Tenmyokokuji Temple
2017.02.25: Article on
Tenmyokokuji Temple in Shinagwa-ku, Tokyo
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A mid-size temple with a Japanese garden.
Seikoin Temple
2017.02.22: Article on
Seikoin Temple in Shinagwa-ku, Tokyo
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Gravestones of feudal lords stand in the precincts.
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2017.02.19
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added events for mid-March.
Honkoji Temple
2017.02.17: Article on
Honkoji Temple in Shinagwa-ku, Tokyo
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There's a three-story pagoda and a tahoto-style pagoda at this temple.
Kaiunji Temple
2017.02.15: Article on
Kaiunji Temple in Shinagwa-ku, Tokyo
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Kaiunji is known for its shrine dedicated to a god of kitchen furnaces.
Oji Inari Takoichi
2017.02.14: Article on
Tako-ichi at Oji Inari Shrine in Kita-ku, Tokyo
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At the Tako-ichi held at Oji Inari Shrine, about 100 stalls will be set up.
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2017.02.12
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added events for early-March.
Chiyoda Sakura Matsuri
2017.02.11: Article on
Chiyoda no Sakura Matsuri at Yasukuni Shrine & Chidorigafuchi Moat in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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The Chiyoda no Sakura Matsuri is held from late March to early at Yasukuni Shrine & Chidorigafuchi Moat.
Ueno Sakura Matsuri
2017.02.10: Article on
Ueno Sakura Matsuri at Ueno Park in Taito-ku, Tokyo
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The Ueno Sakura Matsuri, held from late March to early at Ueno Park, is a festival to enjoy its famous cherry blossom.
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