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Sanja Matsuri Has Started

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on May 17, 2014

The biggest event in Tokyo of the year has started, the massive Sanja Matsuri drawing a couple of million visitors and participants during the three main days of the event. Today is the second day of the event and while I do not have any photos of this year’s festival here are some more from the 2013 Sanja Matsuri. If you are a tourist in Tokyo this weekend, chances are that you will spend at least part of it here!

But just in case you are not really interested in this event, there are still several other festivals taking place in other parts in and around Tokyo. Here are three alternatives for you to consider, but there are many more:

The Magatamasai (まが玉祭) at the Sannomiyahibitajinja in Hiratsuka.
The Shibuya Kagoshima Oharasai (渋谷・鹿児島おはら祭) in Shibuya.
The Kasayaki Matsuri (第57回曽我の傘焼きまつり) in Odawara.

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