Kanda Matsuri

Top 5 Festivals in Tokyo to Visit in Spring

Spring in Japan is well-known for the full bloom of sakura (桜; cherry blossoms). If you are going to visit Tokyo for the cherry blossoms this spring, then you can’t miss some of these popular spring festivals. Festivals, or matsuri (祭り), in Japan are common events. Almost every shrine celebrates their own festival. In Tokyo,…

Kanda Matsuri – Ancient Traditional Festival in the Middle of Tokyo

One of the largest festivals in Japan and three biggest festivals in Tokyo is held in Kanda, a district in the city of Tokyo. It is only held in years ending in odd numbers and always in the middle of May. The festival highlights a daylong parade involving over 200 portable Shinto shrines (mikoshi). History…