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Setagaya Boroichi

Setagaya Boroichi

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The seasonal event of winter in Tokyo that keeps more than 430 years

It began to be held at the end of the year as an agricultural tool market for farmers in 1578, after that the farmers’ working clothes and the used one for “Waraji” (straw sandals) became cheaply sold, so it came to be called “Boroichi”. It continues for more than 430 years, it is a winter seasonal event designated as Tokyo Metropolitan intangible folk cultural properties.

Setagaya Boroichi

© Setagaya-ku

Over 700 shopping stalls line up, and “Boroichi” which is crowded with about 200,000 visitors a day in January and December (1/15,16 and 12/15,16) twice a year, two days each month, It is held in the street (a.k.a Boroichi Dori). Every shop such as antiques, clothing, miscellaneous goods, food and plants line up and you can enjoy enough just by walking, but selling freshly made “mochi” (rice cakes) in the Kamimachi Tenso Jinja Shrine precincts with three kinds of taste “Daikan Mochi” especially popular, you must be in line to buy it.

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Event Name Setagaya Boroichi
Venue around Daikan Yashiki (Setagaya Boroichi Dori)
Dates January 15, 2017 – January 16, 2017
Note ※The event will be canceled in case of stormy weather
※The Setagaya Line tickets are bought either when you get on the train or as you enter the platform. If you prepare small change in advance, you can ride smoothly.
Open Hours 9:00-20:00
Admission Free
Pay for food/drink and product sales at the venue
Address Daikan Yashiki 1-29 Setagaya Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-5432-2831
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