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Updated: March 10, 2020

Daikoku Matsuri Festival だいこく祭

Kanda Myojin Shrine, 2-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Mid January 2021

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), various facilities around Tokyo may change their operating days or hours. In addition, some events may be canceled or postponed. Please check official facility or event websites for the latest updates and information.

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.

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-16:00
    Misogi (ritual purification): January 18 (Saturday), from 10:00
    Shijoryu Hochodo (fish-filleting ritual): January 19 (Sunday), from 12:00

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

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