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Updated: February 1, 2024

Daikoku Matsuri Festival だいこく祭

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

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

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.