Sanja Matsuri Festival in Tokyo

Sanja Matsuri is one of Tokyo's biggest festivals and is held for three days on the third weekend of May every year in Asakusa.

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Sanja Matsuri Festival in Tokyo

It attracts about 2 million local people and a large number of tourists from all over the world. Sanja Matsuri Festival in Tokyo, Japan

The best time to attend and fully experience the festival is on Saturday, when the locals bring their Mikoshi (portable shrines) and parade through the streets.

You will have a hard time getting the closest to them, but this time will bring the most special festive atmosphere. Maybe the crowd makes you nervous, choose for yourself a convenient location to watch festival activities, dance performances, acrobatics.

During the festival period, many stalls serve traditional Japanese dishes, don't miss and taste to feel the culinary characteristics here.

In the evening, the festive atmosphere is even more wonderful when combined with the lights and games, the local performances bring to Asakusa.

Sanja Matsuri is a fun festival that allows you to experience Japanese culture and people. Take time during your Japan trip to mingle with the locals on the streets, which will surely help you have truly unexpected and unforgettable experiences.

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