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Updated: December 18, 2018

Setsubun Festival 節分祭

3-1 Miyamachi, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo

Okunitama-jinja Shrine's Setsubun Festival signifies the coming of spring. This year's Setsubun takes place on Sunday, February 3. At this spectacular annual event, the temple has lots of high-profile guests to join in the traditional bean-throwing ritual. In the past, sumo wrestlers, TV personalities, athletes, and Fuchu's mascot have all taken part.

The festivities last all afternoon. When the beans are thrown, everyone shouts "Fortune in!" ("Fuku wa uchi!") to wish for good luck throughout the year. You can also see a parade along the main route to the shrine, during which beans will be tossed.

How to Get There

  • Fuchuhommachi Station | 5 min on foot
    JR Nambu Line | JR Musashino Line
  • Fuchu Station | 5 min on foot
    Keio Line

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Opening Hours

  • 11:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00
  • Start times vary. Please check the event website for details.

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Smoking area | Pets allowed |
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED) | Western-style toilet with handrail | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Wheelchair loan | Breast feeding room |

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