Torikoe Jinja (鳥越神社), said to be founded in 651, is a Shinto shrine located in the Kuramae district, which is to the south of the Asakusa district. It is a 6-minute walk to the west from the southernmost entrance of Toei Asakusa Line Kuramae Station. (It takes a little more from Toei Oedo Line Kuramae Station.)
The Torikoe Matsuri, known for its mikoshi procession, is held in early June here every year.
Torikoe Matsuri at Torikoe Jinja
The Torikoe Matsuri (鳥越祭) held at this shrine in early June is another name for its Reitaisai, or the annual grand festival. It is one of the most well-known festival in the shitamachi (lower town) district of Tokyo. It is famous for the shrine-entering performance of its large shrine-owned mikoshi on Sunday night.
There will be many food stalls around the shrine.
Joint procession of community-owned mikoshi
From Friday evening to Sunday during the festival, many community-owned mikoshi conduct their procession on their own, but on Saturday evening, many community-owned mikoshi perform joint parades. Note that generally speaking, these kind of events will not be announced on the internet. If you don't know where and when these events take place, just wait around the shrine and some of them will arrive there.
Joint mikoshi procession of northern eight communities
This joint parade is conducted on Saturday evening by eight communities located to the north of Toei Oedo Line Shin-okachimachi Station.
Joint mikoshi procession of southern six communities
This joint parade is conducted on Saturday evening by six communities located around the Torikoe Shrine.
Joint mikoshi procession of eastern four communities
This joint parade is conducted on Saturday evening by four communities located to the southeast of Toei Oedo Line Shin-okachimachi Station.
Joint mikoshi procession of three communities in Kojima
This joint parade is conducted on Saturday evening by three communities located to the south of Toei Oedo Line Shin-okachimachi Station.
Procession of shrine-owned mikoshi
On Sunday, from morning to night, the shrine-owned mikoshi will march through the area the shrine divinities protect. This mikoshi is known for its size, and the shrine-entering part at night, which is the final stage of the procession, is especially noteworthy.
Beware that the shrine-entering process will be extremely crowded with onlookers.
Access: a 6-min walk from Toei Asakusa Line Kuramae Station