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Traveling Traditional Japan

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

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Nobori Matsuri
2018.06.18: Article on
Nobori-matsuri at Shinozaki Sengen Shrine in Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
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Ten 25-meter flags are erected by hand biennially on the last Sunday of July at Shinozaki Sengen Shrine on the eastern outskirts of Tokyo.
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2018.06.18
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for late Jun.
Ajisai Matsuri at Hakusan Shrine
2018.06.13: Article on
Ajisai Matsuri at Hakusan Shrine in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
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The Ajisai Matsuri, or the Hydrangea Festival, is held at Hakusan Shrine near Hakusan Station. On weekends, stage events are held also.
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2018.06.11
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for mid-Jun.
Reitaisai at Yasaki Inari Shrine
2018.06.11: Article on
Reitaisai at Yasaki Inari Shrine in Taito-ku, Tokyo
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The Reitaisai of Yasaki Inari Shrine to the west of Asakusa is held in mid-June. This will be the last festival with a mikoshi procession around Ueno and Asakusa area.
Reitaisai at Rokugo Shrine
2018.06.07: Article on
Reitaisai at Rokugo Shrine in Ota-ku, Tokyo
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Reitaisai of Rokugo Shrine in southern Tokyo is held in early June. Mikoshi processions and a shishimai procession is perfromed here.
Torikoe Matsuri
2018.06.06: Article on
Torikoe Matsuri at Torikoe Shrine in Taito-ku, Tokyo
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Torikoe Matsuri held near Asakusa in early June is known for its mikoshi procession at night.
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2018.05.28
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for early Jun.
Sanno Matsuri
2018.05.28: Article on
Sanno Matsuri at Akasaka Hie Shrine in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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Sanno Matsuri, held in mid-June and fully conducted only in even-numbered years, is a famous festival.
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2018.05.21
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for late May.
Reitaisai at Hanazono Shrine
2018.05.21: Article on
Reitaisai at Hanazono Shrine in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
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The annual grand festival of this Shrine is held in late May.
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2018.05.07
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for mid-May.
Reitaisai at Onoterusaki Shrine
2018.05.07: Article on
Reitaisai at Onoterusaki Shrine in Taito-ku, Tokyo
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Mikoshi processions are held in mid-May at the grand festival of this shrine near Iriya Sta.
Reitaisai at Shitaya Shrine
2018.05.07: Article on
Reitaisai at Shitaya Shrine in Taito-ku, Tokyo
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Mikoshi processions are held on mid-May at the grand festival of this shrine near Ueno.
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2018.04.24
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for early May.
Reitaisai at Karasumori Shrine
2018.04.24: Article on
Reitaisai at Karasumori Shrine in Minato-ku, Tokyo
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A mikoshi procession is held on May 5 every other year at Reitaisai of this shrine near Shimbashi Sta.
Kachiya-sai
2018.04.24: Article on
Kachiya-sai at Kameido Katori Shrine in Koto-ku, Tokyo
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A samurai procession takes place at Kachiya-sai held on May 5.
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2018.04.17
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for late Apr.
Shunki Reitaisai at Yasukuni Shrine
2018.04.17: Article on
Shunki Reitaisai at Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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The Spring Grand Festival of Yasukuni Shrine is held from April 21 to 23.
Haru no Taisai at Meiji Shrine
2018.04.17: Article on
Haru no Taisai at Meiji Shrine in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
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The Spring Grand Festival of Meiji Shrine is held from late April to May 3.
Asakusa Demonstration of Japanese Traditional Martial Arts
2018.04.16: Article on
Asakusa Demonstration of Japanese Traditional Martial Arts in Taito-ku, Tokyo
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In late April, More than 30 martial arts schools demonstrate their skill in Asakusa.
Asakusa Kusajishi
2018.04.16: Article on
Asakusa Kusajishi in Taito-ku, Tokyo
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In late April, a style of traditional archery called Kusajishi is held in Asakusa.
Shobo Junshokusha Ireisai
2018.04.16: Article on
Shobo Junshokusha Ireisai at Yutenji Temple in Meguro-ku, Tokyo
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On April 29, a commemorial service for firefighters are held at Yutenji every year.
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2018.04.06
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for mid-Apr.
Jizoson Daihoyo at Zojoji Temple
2018.04.06: Article on
Jizoson Daihoyo at Zojoji Temple in Minato-ku, Tokyo
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In mid-April, there's a mikoshi procession at Zojoji Temple.
Hono Ozumo at Yasukuni Shrine
2018.04.05: Article on
Hono Ozumo at Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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In mid-April, professional 200 sumo wrestlers devote their bouts.
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2018.03.26
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for early Apr.
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2018.03.13
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for late-Mar.
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2018.03.06
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for mid-Mar.
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2018.02.23
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for early Mar.
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2018.02.12
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for late Feb.
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2018.02.04
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for mid-Feb.
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2018.01.22
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for early-Feb.
Komyoji
2018.01.22: Article on
Komyoji in Ota-ku, Tokyo
A neat Buddhist temple in southern Tokyo
Hiwatari at Genkakuji Temple
2018.01.12: Article on
Hiwatari at Genkakuji Temple in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
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On either 15th or 16th of Jan, a fire walking ritual is practiced at Genkakuji Temple.
Setagaya Boro-ichi
2018.01.03: Article on
Setagaya Boro-ichi in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
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At 15-16th of Dec and Jan, there's a large flea market which originated in the 16th century.
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