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Updated: December 1, 2023

Daikoku Matsuri Festival だいこく祭

Kanda Myojin Shrine, 2-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo
2024-1-13 - 2024-1-14

People from all over Japan visit Kanda Myojin Shrine to make wishes for the new year. They ask for everything from a happy home to commercial success and new relationships—not necessarily romantic ones, but stronger and happier ties to others.

The Daikoku Festival is held close to Coming-of-Age Day, a holiday held in honor of those who just turned 20. At the Daikoku Festival, a Shinto dancer dresses as Daikoku, the deity of fortune, and greets new adults by shaking his lucky mallet above their heads.


Your current location:

Central Tokyo

Kanda & Jimbocho


Opening Hours

  • 10:00-16:00
    Misogi (ritual purification): January 13 (Saturday), from 10:00
    Shijoryu Hochodo (fish-filleting ritual): January 14 (Sunday), from 12:00

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