Things to do / Traditional festivals

Tokyo: Mitama Matsuri

Soul Festival of the shrine, associated with "Buddhist Bon Festival." Over 30,000 lanterns are lit up along the approach to the shrine. Various events, such as traditional performances, are scheduled during the festival period.

Schedule & Key events:
● daily from 6 p.m.: Lanterns are lit up

Location: Yasukuni-jinja Shrine, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Tokyo Metro Tozai, Hanzomon Line or Toei Shinjuku Subway Line to Kudanshita Sta. (T07, Z06, S05)(Exit 1), 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.