Festival featuring a purification ceremony (people coming of age pour icy water over themselves) and hocho-shiki (rite or traditional art of skillfully preparing a large carp using a Japanese knife and chopsticks).
Schedule & key events:
● Jan. 18 from 10 a.m.: Purification ceremony
● Jan. 19 from noon: Hocho-shiki
Location: Kanda Myojin Shrine, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
(1) JR Chuo Line or Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line to Ochanomizu Sta. (M20)(Hijiribashi Exit, Exit 1), and then walk 5 min. (2) Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line to Shin-Ochanomizu Sta. (C12)(Exit B1), and then walk 5 min. (3) JR Yamanote, Keihin Tohoku or Sobu Line to Akihabara Sta. (Denkigai Exit), and then walk 7 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.