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Things to do / Traditional festivals

Tokyo: Sanno Matsuri

Annual shrine festival. This festival features: Chigo-Gyoretsu, a procession of children in period clothing; Kagura-bayashi (festival music), nodate, Sato-Kagura (Shinto dance with music) and Sanno-ondo folk dancing. Many other events are scheduled during the festival period.

Schedule & key events:
● June 8 from 11:30 a.m.: Koto performance in the
Kaguraden Hall
from 1:45 p.m.: Kendo (Japanese martial art) in the precincts
● June 9 daytime Sato-Kagura in the Kaguraden hall
noon-, from 1 p.m.: & from 2 p.m.: Chigo-Gyoretsu in the main hall
● June 13,14 &15 from 6:30 p.m.: Sanno-ondo folk dancing in the precincts
● June 14 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nodate in the garden
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Kagura-Bayashi in the Kaguraden hall
● June 15 daytime Sato-Kagura in the Kaguraden hall
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nodate in the garden
from noon: Taiko performance in the garden
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Kagura-Bayashi in the Kaguraden hall
● June 16 daytime Sato-Kagura in the Kaguraden hall

Location: Hie-jinja Shrine and others, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


Access:
(1) Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line to Akasaka Station (C06) (Exit 2), and then walk 3 min. (2) Tokyo Metro Ginza or Namboku Line to Tameike-Sanno Station (G06, N06) (Exit 7), and then walk 3 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.