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Traveling Traditional Japan

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

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Kanda Matsuri Tori no Ichi Mikoshi
Traditonal Events
Upcoming traditonal events around Tokyo.
Upcoming Traditonal Events
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Annual Event Schedule
Annual Schedule
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Area List
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Update about events
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2019.04.22
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for late April.
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Rikugien sakura
2019.03.12: Article on
Spring Illumination at Rikugien Gardens in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
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Rikugien Gardens are illuminated at night from late March to early April.
Meiji Shrine Kigensai
2019.02.04: Article on
Kigen-sai at Meiji Jingu Shrine in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
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A large procession is held at Meiji Shrine on Feb 11 every year.
Kagamibiraki-shiki & Budo-hajime
2019.01.08: Article on
Kagamibiraki-shiki & Budo-hajime at Nippon Budokan Hall in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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A large martial arts event is held in mid-Jan.
Kodomo Yabusame
2018.12.31: Article on
Nanakusa Kodomo Yabusame at Rokugo Shrine in Ota-ku, Tokyo
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Traditional archery rituals by kids are held on Jan 7 annually.
Omatoshi at Omiya Hachimangu
2018.12.29: Article on
Hikime-no-gi & Omato-shiki at Omiya Hachimangu Shrine in Suginami-ku, Tokyo
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Traditional archery rituals are held on Jan 2 annually.
Toji-sai at Issan Shrine
2018.12.16: Article on
Touji-sai at Issan Shrine in Saitama City, Saitama Pref.
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Fire walking is conduted every year on Dec 21 or 21.
Hoshi-matsuri at Tajima Ontake Shrine
2018.12.11: Article on
Hoshi-matsuri at Tajima Ontake Shrine in Saitama City, Saitama Pref.
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Fire walking is conduted every year on Dec 19.
Juninchimachi
2018.12.07: Article on
Juninchimachi at Tsuki Shrine in Saitama City, Saitama Pref.
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About a thousand stalls will be set up at this event held on Dec 12.
Tookamachi
2018.11.28: Article on
Tookamachi at Omiya Hikawa Shrine in Saitama City, Saitama Pref.
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Some two thousand stalls will be set up at this event held on Dec 10.
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