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Updated: June 1, 2023

Asakusa Yabusame (Horseback archery) 浅草 流鏑馬

Sumida Park, Taito City, Tokyo

Note: The 2023 installment of this event has already taken place.

During the Edo period (1603-1868), Asakusa-style yabusame (horseback archery) was held as a New Year's display at Asakusa-jinja Shrine. Today, many traditional events are still held in Taito City, and this yearly archery event is one of them. Archers shooting and hitting targets from horseback look like heroic figures in a scene from a woodblock print of days gone by. Those that successfully hit three targets are awarded a prize during an elegant ceremony. There will also be a demonstration of kusajishi, the traditional practice method of shooting at a deer-shaped target made of grass.

How to Get There

  • Asakusa Station | 8 min on foot
    Ginza Line | Tobu Skytree Line | Asakusa Line


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Opening Hours

  • For start and finish times, visit the official website.


3,000 yen (For more information, please contact the Taito City Office's tourism department.)

Please check the official event website for the latest updates on opening dates and times, prices, and other information.