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Kanda Festival

神田祭

 

 

This is one of the three major festivals in Japan. Crowds carrying huge, dazzling portable shrines is a sight to see.

This festival is held by Kanda Shrine, where the god of commerce is enshrined. Costumed crowds parade the streets around three dazzling portable shrines. Long ago, the shogun living at Edo Castle would look forward to this festival with excitement.

EVENT/OPEN PERIOD Sat.-Sun. around May 15 every other year
ADDRESS Chuo-dori (Akihabara) area, Chiyoda-ku
ACCESS 5 min. walk from the Ochanomizu Station on the JR Chuo Line (Kanda Shrine)
TEL 03-3254-0753
OTHER CONTACT INFO Kanda Shrine
WEBSITE http://kandamyoujin.or.jp/kandamatsuri/

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