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Updated: April 5, 2019

Kanda-matsuri Festival 神田祭

2-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-City, Tokyo
2019-5-9 - 2019-5-15

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 Nihonbashi, 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 11 and 12.

How to Get There

  • Ochanomizu Station | 5 min on foot
    JR Chuo Line | JR Sobu Line | Marunouchi Line
  • Shin-ochanomizu Station | 5 min on foot
    Chiyoda Line
  • Akihabara Station | 7 min on foot
    JR Yamanote Line | Keihin-Tohoku Line | Hibiya Line



Opening Hours

  • See official website/local tourist information office
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