Traditional Japanese Taiko Festival. Sengan hana-daiko, drum beating taken part in by about 700 parishioners, and "Naritasan Sennen Yobutai," a millennium night stage show of drum-beating under torchlights in the compound of the temple, are the highlight.
Schedule & Key events:
from 10 a.m.: Sengan hana-daiko
● April 15
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Drum beating performances on Omotesando Street
5 p.m.-7 p.m. "Naritasan Sennen Yobutai"
● April 16
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Drum beating performances on Omotesando Street
from 3 p.m.: Parade of drum-beating on Omotesando Street
Location: Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, Omotesando Street, Narita, Chiba
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple: (1) JR Sobu Honsen Line Rapid Train "Airport Narita" to Narita Station, and then walk 10 min.; (2) Keisei Line to Keisei-Narita Station, and then walk 10 min.
Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.