My Favorites

My Tokyo Guide

See something interesting? Click on the heart button in the article to add a page from this site to My Favorites.

Main content starts here.

Updated: March 1, 2024

Kite Market 凧市

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

Note: The 2024 installment of this event has already taken place.

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 (1603–1867), 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.
Note: This year, the market will be held on February 12 and 24, 2024.

How to Get There

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

Your current location:

Northern Tokyo



Opening Hours

  • 10:00-18:00
  • February 12 and February 24

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