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Updated: May 16, 2018

Kanda-matsuri Festival 神田祭

2-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
2018-5-1 - 2018-5-20

Kanda-matsuri Festival is one of the three largest festivals in Edo, and indeed in all of Japan. The grand six-day celebration attracts the largest crowds especially on two days. In the Shinko-sai parade, mikoshi portable shrines weave from Kanda to Nihombashi, to the Ote-Marunouchi area, and to Akihabara. And in the Mikoshi Miya-iri procession, a hundred floats prepared by the parish towns enter the shrine premises to worship. Both events offer the chance to see the energy of Japanese mikoshi parades.

* This year the mikoshi parade is on Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14.

How to Get There

  • Ochanomizu Sta. | 5 mins on foot
    JR Chuo Line | JR Sobu Line | Marunouchi Line
  • Shin-ochanomizu Sta. | 5 mins on foot
    Chiyoda Line
  • Akihabara Sta. | 7 mins on foot
    JR Yamanote Line | JR Keihin-Tohoku Line | JR Sobu Line | Hibiya Line | Tsukuba Express

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Opening Hours

  • See official website/local tourist information office

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