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Updated: November 2, 2022

Nezu-jinja Shrine Annual Grand Festival 根津神社例大祭

1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo City, Tokyo
Mid September 2023

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Known as one of the three great festivals of Edo, the Nezu-jinja Shrine Annual Grand Festival takes place in mid-September. The shogun (military commander) Tokugawa Ienobu is said to have established this festival in 1714. In ancient times, grand festival floats would gather from all over Edo, as Tokyo was once called—a spectacle so majestic that it was called the Tenka Matsuri (World Festival). This regular event now features taiko drumming, dancing, and more.

Held in the grounds of Nezu-jinja shrine, which houses many historic buildings that date back all the way to 1706, the festival features traditional dance performances, street stalls, and other attractions. 18th century architecture and vivid displays give this festival a unique and lively atmosphere.

Photo provided by Nezu-jinja Shrine

Photo provided by Nezu-jinja Shrine

How to Get There

  • Nezu Station | 5 min on foot
    Chiyoda Line
  • Sendagi Station | 5 min on foot
    Chiyoda Line
  • Todaimae Station | 5 min on foot
    Namboku Line


Your current location:

Northern Tokyo

Yanaka & Nezu


Opening Hours

  • For start and finish times, visit the official website.
  • The Shinko-sai parade, held once every four years, will take place on the 18th.

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