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Asakusa Summer Night Festival “Tōrō Nagashi”

Tōrō Nagashi

Source: Asakusa Tourism Federation

“Tōrō”(Lanterns) that put each of the thoughts decorate the surface of the river

“Tōrō Nagashi”(lantern light-up on the river) held at first in 1946 in ‘the festival of Asakusa reconstruction’ that held as a memorial service for those who died in the war, but had been interrupted by the construction of seawalls, now performed again by the development of hydrophilic terrace of the Sumida River. Now the landscape of 2,000 Tōrō is the Sumida River tradition of summer that flow with various thoughts.

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Event Name Asakusa Summer Night Festival “Tōrō Nagashi”
Venue Sumida River hydrophilic Terrace
Dates August 13, 2016
Note If you want to join “Tōrō Nagashi”, you can apply for it to Asakusa Tourism Federation in advance, or you can apply for at the venue on the day.
The reception will start at the entrance Sumida park (water bus terminal) from 14:00, but it will end as soon as there is no “Tōrō”(lanterns).
The event will be held in even case of rain.
Open Hours 18:30-20:00
Admission Free only for Tour
“Tōrō” ¥1,500/lantern
Address 1-1-1 Hanakawado Taitō-ku, Tōkyō
Contact 03-3844-1221 Asakusa Tourism Federation
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