Things to do / Traditional festivals

Tokyo: Gishi-sai

Memorial event for the "Vendetta of the 47 Ronin (masterless Samurai)" which took place in 1702, to commemorate their loyalty to their master.
This festival features Gishi-Gyoretsu (a procession of 47 people dressed as Ronin).

Schedule & Key events:
noon-1:45 p.m. Gishi-Gyoretsu from Chuo City Office to Zojo-ji Temple 
2 p.m.-3 p.m. Gishi-Gyoretsu from Zojo-ji Temple to Sengaku-ji Temple

Location: Sengaku-ji Temple, Zojo-ji Temple, Chuo City Office and others, Minato-ku Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Sengaku-ji Temple: Toei Asakusa Subway Line to Sengakuji Sta. (A07) (Exit A2), and then walk 1 min. Zojo-ji Temple: (1) Toei Mita Subway Line to Onarimon Sta.(I06) (Exit A1) or Shibakoen Sta.(I05) (Exit A4), and then walk 3 min. (2) Toei Asakusa or Oedo Subway Line to Daimon Sta.(A09, E20) (Exit A6), 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.