Kanda Matsuri Festival


One ofthe three largest Shinto festivals in Japan

Held in May every two years, Kanda Matsuri is one of the most important festivals in Tokyo. As a festival of the Kanda Myojin Shrine, Kanda Matsuri is regarded as a celebration for wealth and good fortune. The festival features over 10 hours of parades with over 200 mikoshis, portable shrines, weaving through the areas of Kanda, Nihonbashi, Otemachi and Akihabara. These mikoshis are accompanied by almost a thousand people who are dressed in beautiful traditional costumes. Attend the festival and witness the massive mikoshi parades in Tokyo.


  • The nearest Saturday and Sunday to 15 May on odd numbered years
  • +81 3-3254-0753
  • Kanda Myojin Shrine, 2-16-2, Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0021
  • 5-minute walk from Ochanomizu Station

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