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Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri

Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri

Source: Akasaka Hikawa Shrine

Edo type floats and portable shrines walk through the streets of Akasaka for three days

In the Edo period, the “Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri” where 2 portable shrines of the main shrine and 13 Edo style floats walked along, was the third largest festival in Edo, following the festivals of Hie Jinja Shrine and Kanda Jinja Shrine according to “Japanese festival ranking”. However, due to the modernization, the floats were no longer used at the Festival, one of the portable shrines of the main shrine was transferred, and the other was burned down by the Tokyo air raid. The 9 remaining floats were restored and the portable shrine was renewed, so the Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri regained the taste of Edo.
The carrying of portable shrine of the main shrine is not done this year. But from September 15th to 17th, the floats are carried out along with town’s portable shrines and children’s portable shrines.

Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri

Source: Akasaka Hikawa Dashi Hozon-kai

Also, on September 16th and 17th, Bon Odori is held in the precincts of Akasaka Hikawa Shrine, and stalls by neighboring famous shops are lined up along with general stalls.


Event Name Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri
Venue Akasaka Hikawa Shrine, around Akasaka/Roppongi
Dates September 15, 2017 – September 17, 2017
Open Hours 【Holding time of major events】
September 15, 18:00 – 21:00 Carrying of 1 float and 2 town’s portable shrines
September 16, 13:30 – 15:00 Carrying of 1 float and 4 children’s portable shrines
September 17, 11:00 – 15:30 ”Shinko-sai” Carrying of 3 floats and 5 town’s portable shrines
September 16 & 17, 18:30 – 21:00 Bon Odori
Admission Free
Address 6-10-12 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-3583-1935
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