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.