Tokyo: Gyoki Daie

Buddhist devotionals in commemoration of Priest Honen's death. Honen Shonin (1133-1212) is a Japanese Buddhist monk, the founder of the Jodo sect of Japanese Buddhism.

Schedule & Key events:
● daily from 12:30 p.m.: Bugaku (ancient court dance with music) performance
● April 5-7 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Oneri-gyoretsu (procession of children in colorful attire)

Location: Zojo-ji Temple, Minato-ku, Tokyo

(1) Toei Mita Subway Line to Onarimon Sta. (I06) or Shibakoen Station (I05), and then walk 3 min.; (2) Toei Asakusa or Oedo Subway Line to Daimon Station (A09, E20), and then walk 5 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.