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Tokyo Historical Festival

While it has been 540 years since the completion of the Edo-jo castle by Ota Dokan and 410 years since the establishment of the Tokugawa Shogunate by Tokugawa Ieyasu , Asakusa has a much longer history of 1,380 years, dating back to the discovery of a Buddha statue in the Sumida River in 628. Asakusa has developed a unique community since then and shows deep influences from the Edo period today. Asakusa is loved by many people and has been Tokyo's leading tourist site for visitors from around the world. This festival and parade first started on November 3, 1989, sending the message that Tokyo's history and culture originate in Asakusa. You can experience the great historical culture of Tokyo especially in this parade that shows the complete history of Akasaka from the birth of Senso-ji Temple to the Showa period.

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Sensoji Temple 2-3-1, Asakusa




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