2024/05/23 NEWS

Tokyo’s biggest festival “Sanja Matsuri”

The Sanja Festival, one of Tokyo’s biggest festivals, is held over three days on the third weekend of May, and about 2 million people turn out around Asakusa over the weekend.

“Sanja Festival” is an annual festival at Asakusa Shrine in Asakusa, Tokyo, held on the third Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of May every year.It is the annual festival of Asakusa Shrine that is held for several days.

The Sanja Festival is characterized by the parade of MIKOSHI on the second and third days of the festival. On the second day, about 100 MIKOSHI are brought out from the towns surrounding Asakusa Shrine and headed towards Shrine. On the third day, three large MIKOSHI depart from Asakusa Shrine and go around the town.

ENT TERRACE ASAKUSA also provided a blessing to make the Sanja Festival even more exciting.

In both cases, the highlight is the sight of the large number of bearers wearing festival costumes carrying the MIKOSHI with great force.

It is said that Asakusa is at its most lively during the year, and it is one of the typical early summer events in Tokyo.