Things to do / Traditional festivals

Tokyo: Chinowa-kuguri / Suijo-sai

Chinowa-kuguri - A traditional ceremony to pray for good health and longevity.
Suijo-sai - Shinto purification ceremony of the shrine. Gozabune boat carrying Katashiro (paper cut in the shape of dolls), guarded by dozens of boats, departs from Yanagibashi Bridge and goes down Sumida River as far as Tokyo Bay, where the ritual is held.

Schedule & key events:
● June 30 from 8 p.m.: Chinowa-kuguri
● July 1 from 10 a.m.: Suijo-sai

Location: Torikoe-jinja Shrine, Yanagibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Torikoe-jinja Shrine: (1) Toei Asakusa or Oedo Subway Line to Kuramae Station (A17, E11), and then walk 5 min. (2) JR Sobu Line or Toei Asakusa Subway Line to Asakusabashi Station (A16), and then walk 8 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.