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Updated: December 14, 2018

Kite Market 凧市

Oji Inari-jinja Shrine, 1-12-26 Kishimachi, Kita City, Tokyo
Mid February 2019

Oji Inari-jinja Shrine holds a kite market on each day of the horse (according to the lunar calendar) in February. The market's roots lie in the Edo period, during which large fires broke out frequently. Because kites cut through wind, locals believed they were lucky charms that possessed the ability to ward off fires. In the present day, this annual market honors those traditional beliefs.

How to Get There

  • Oji Station | North Exit | 7 min on foot
    Keihin-Tohoku Line | Namboku Line
  • Oji Station | 7 min on foot
    Namboku Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-18:00

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