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Updated: March 1, 2024

Ukera Shinto Ritual うけらの神事

Gojoten-jinja Shrine, 4-17 Uenokoen, Taito City, Tokyo

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

The Ukera-no-Shinji Shinto ritual takes place on Setsubun, the day before the traditional beginning of spring. The ritual involves tsuina, or the exorcism of evil spirits. At the ritual, there will be various ceremonial activities, such as hikimeshiki (the firing of arrows to drive off evil spirits) and mamemaki (bean-throwing meant to drive off evil spirits and bring good luck).

How to Get There

  • Ueno Station|4 min on foot
    JR line
  • Keisei Ueno Station|4 min on foot
    Keisei Line

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Opening Hours

  • The ritual starts at 15:00.

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