Things to do / Traditional festivals

Tokyo: Yasukuni Jinja Nento Gyoji

New Year's ceremonies and entertainments. At midnight on the first, the drum heralding the New Year is beaten. Many Japanese traditional performing arts are scheduled during the festival period.

Schedule & key events:
● Jan. 1 from -noon: Shrine homage
● Jan. 3 from 10 a.m.: Yumi-hajime (first archery of the year)

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.