Event: Asakusa Event Calendar 2023

Sensoji Temple (Taito, Tokyo) Events
Sensoji Temple (Taito, Tokyo)

Tokyo Shitamachi Guide’s “Events” category covers limited-time events in Tokyo’s Shitamachi area (the area along and east of the Sumida River). We recommend one interesting event each time for your Tokyo sightseeing.

This blog post features major events in the Asakusa area in 2023. Please refer to this blog post when you visit Tokyo’s Shitamachi area, especially the Asakusa area, for sightseeing.

Please note that the dates and times listed in this blog post are tentative. For more details, please refer to the official website of each event.

This blog post is also available in Japanese. You can refer to it at the following link:

January 2023

Daikon Radish Festival

Otori-Mai Dance (Kagura Dance)

Moja-Okuri (Sending-off Ritual for Evil Spirits)

Sensoji Temple holds a Buddhist ritual called Onza-Hiho-Darani-E every January. This ritual is a seven-day series of prayers for peace in the world and Japan. And Moja-Okuri is Onza-Hiho-Daranie’s final prayer.

Asakusa Hatsuka Ebisu

Asakusa Shrine enshrines Ebisu, one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japan. And Asakusa Hatsuka Ebisu commemorates the first Ebisu day of the year. We believe that if you visit and pray for Ebisu on this day, you can connect strongly to this deity.

February 2023

Sensoji Temple’s Setsubun Celebration

Asakusa Kannon Setsubun Celebration

Asakusa Shrine’s Setsubun Celebration

Ishihama Shrine’s Setsubun Celebration

石浜神社は約 1,300 年の歴史を持つ、荒川区でもっとも古い神社です。江戸時代、関東地方の庶民は伊勢参宮の代わりにこの神社にお参りしていました。この記事では、石浜神社の由緒、ご利益 (ご神徳)、見どころ、アクセス方法などを詳細に解説します...

Otori Shrine’s Setsubun Celebration

Otori-Mai Dance (Kagura Dance)


The 38th Edo Nagashi-Bina

March 2023

Hikan Inari Shrine’s Annual Festival


The Sakura-Bashi Bridge Flower Festival

  • Location: The Sakura-Bashi Bridge and Taito Riverside Sports Center
  • Scheduled date: March 25 (Sat.) and 26 (Sun.)
  • Scheduled time: From 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Note: The official Facebook page

April 2023

Shin-Yoshiwara Oiran Parade

  • Location: Ichiyo-Sakura Street
  • Scheduled date: April 8 (Sat.) Note: Postponed to 9 (Sun.) due to the weather
  • Scheduled time: 1 p.m. and 2:40 p.m.
  • Note: The official website

Shirasagi-no-mai Dance

Komagata-Do Hall’s Annual Festival

Kutsu-Matsuri-Ichi Fair

  • Location: Tamahime Inari Shrine
  • Scheduled date: April 29 (Sat.) and 30 (Sun.)
  • Scheduled time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Note: 

May 2023

Shitaya Shrine’s Annual Festival

Sanja Matsuri Festival

Yoshiwara Shrine’s Annual Festival

O-Fuji-San no Ueki-Ichi Fair (The First Fuji)

June 2023

Torigoe Shrine’s Annual Festival

Asakusa Ajisai Matsuri Fair

O-Fuji-San no Ueki-Ichi Fair (The Second Fuji)

July 2023

The 46,000-Day Fair (Hozuki-Ichi Fair)

Sumida River Fireworks Festival

August 2023

Sumida River Toro-Nagashi Festival

  • Location: Sumida River Terrace
  • Scheduled date: Mid-August
  • Scheduled time: TBD
  • Note: 

September 2023

Asakusa Toro Festival

October 2023

November 2023

Asakusa Tori-no-Ich Fair (The First Rooster Day)

Otori-Mai Dance (Kagura Dance)

Asakusa Tori-no-Ich Fair (The Second Rooster Day)

Otori-Mai Dance (Kagura Dance)

Kutsu-Matsuri-Ichi Fair

  • Location: Tamahime Inari Shrine
  • Scheduled date: November 18 (Sat.) and 19 (Sun.)
  • Scheduled time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Note: 

December 2023

Sensoji Temple Toshi-no-Ich Fair

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