Things to do / Traditional festivals

Tokyo: Hagoita Ichi (Toshi-no Ichi)

Shuttlecock and battledore fair in the compound of the temple.
Hagoita is a wooden racket (originally used in Hanetsuki, the traditional badminton-like game), and is often decorated with the figures of popular Kabuki actors and is made of elaborate silk collages. It is usually displayed in the house as a New Year's ornament.

Schedule & Key events:
Dec. 17 & 18  9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Dec. 19 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Location: Senso-ji Temple, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Tokyo Metro Ginza Line or Toei Asakusa Subway Line to Asakusa Sta. (G19, A18), 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.