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Things to do / Traditional festivals

Tokyo: Dara-Dara Matsuri (Shoga Matsuri)

Festival known as "Shoga Matsuri" (Ginger Root Festival). The festival features open-air stalls selling fresh ginger roots. The highlight of this festival is a parade of mikoshi carried by townspeople in the neighborhood
of the shrine.

Schedule & Key events:
● Sept. 15
1:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m. Parade of mikoshi

Location: Shiba Daijin-gu Shrine, Minato-ku, Tokyo


Access:
(1) Toei Asakusa or Oedo Subway Line to Daimon Sta. (A09, E20)(Exit A6), and then walk 1 min. (2) JR Yamanote Line to Hamamatsucho Sta. (North Exit), 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.