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Traveling Traditional Japan

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

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Traditonal Events
Upcoming traditonal events around Tokyo.
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events
2018.08.16
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for late Aug.
Hibiya park bon-odori
2018.08.16: Article on
Marunouchi-ondo Da-bon-odori Taikai in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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A large bon-odori dance festival is held at Hibiya Park next to the Imperial Palace in late August.
Harajuku Yosakoi
2018.08.16: Article on
Harajuku Super Yosakoi in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
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A large yokosai dance festival is held around JR Harajuku Station in late August.
Koenji Awa-odori
2018.08.16: Article on
Tokyo Koenji Awa-odori in Suginami-ku, Tokyo
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This is the second largest Awa-odori dance festival in Japan held in late August.
Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri
2018.08.10: Article on
Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri at Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine in Koto-ku, Tokyo
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A huge mikoshi procession is held every three years at this event held in August.
Reitaisai at Fukagawa Shinmeigu
2018.08.10: Article on
Reitaisai at Fukagawa Shinmeigu Shrine in Koto-ku, Tokyo
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Every three years, there's a joint procession of community-owned mikoshi at this event held in August.
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2018.08.08
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for mid-Aug.
events
2018.07.30
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for early Aug.
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2018.07.18
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for late-Jul.
Haneda Matsuri
2018.07.18: Article on
Haneda Matsuri at Haneda Shrine in Ota-ku, Tokyo
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Mikoshi processions are held near Haneda Airport at this event.
Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri
2018.07.18: Article on
Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
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Some 30 groups perform Okinawan dance "Eisa" all day long around Shinjuku Station.
Ueno Natsu Matsuri Parade
2018.07.18: Article on
Ueno Natsu Matsuri Parade in Taito-ku, Tokyo
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Some 30 groups hold a procession near Ueno Park as the main event of the Ueno Summer Festival.
events
2018.07.09
Updated "Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo" - added event info for mid-Jul.
Iriya Asagao Matsuri
2018.06.27: Article on
Iriya Asagao Matsuri in Taito-ku, Tokyo
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This is a famous morning glory market held near Ueno Park from July 6 to 8 annually.
Shitamachi Tanabata Matsuri
2018.06.27: Article on
Shitamachi Tanabata Matsuri in Taito-ku, Tokyo
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Many performances are held along the street which connects Ueno and Asakusa in early July.
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