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Updated: May 10, 2020

Asakusa Yabusame (Horseback archery) 浅草 流鏑馬

Sumida Park, Taito City, Tokyo
Mid April 2021

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During the Edo period (1603-1867), 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 end-of-April 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. Don't miss this exciting event on Sunday, April 20.

How to Get There

  • Asakusa Station | 3 min on foot
    Ginza Line | Tobu Skytree Line | Asakusa Line



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.)

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