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Updated: March 19, 2019

Asakusa Kannon-ura Ichiyo Sakura Festival (Edo Yoshiwara Oiran Dochu) 浅草観音うら一葉桜まつり「江戸吉原おいらん道中」

Area around Senzoku and Komatsubashi-dori area, Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo
2019-4-13

The Asakusa Kannon-ura Ichiyo Sakura Festival is a lively event featuring a parade by elementary school students, various stage performances, and a flea market—all set along a street lined with Ichiyo sakura (a type of cherry blossom with a double layer of petals).

Held annually on the second Saturday in April, the highlight of the festival is the Edo Yoshiwara Oiran Dochu, a cultural tradition that has been handed down for generations in the Yoshiwara area. It is a reenactment of traditional processions in which beautiful oiran (courtesans) would walk through the streets. In this modern-day version, the participants are local residents who dress up with the assistance of makeup artists, hairdressers, and costumers who typically work with professional dancers and kabuki actors.

How to Get There

  • Asakusa Station | 5-10 min on foot
    Tsukuba Express | Tobu Skytree Line | Ginza Line
  • Asakusa Station | 12 min on foot
    Asakusa Line
  • Iriya Station | 10 min on foot
    Hibiya Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00–16:00
  • In the event of rain, the festival will take place on April 14 instead.

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