June 11, 2018
Lantern display at Mitama Matsuri at Yasukuni Shrine
18:00– (Reception hours: 9:00–20:00)・Jul 13, 2021–Jul 16, 2021・Yasukuni Shrine 3-1-1 Kudankita Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Part of Japan’s summer obon celebrations, the festivities at Yasukuni Shrine are some of the biggest and brightest in the country. Each evening 30,000 lanterns light the way to the shrine and attract over 300,000 visitors who flock to see the spectacular sight. In addition to nightly rituals, there are a wide selection of festival food stalls and stage areas showcasing traditional Japanese performances. You will need to brave the crowds for this one, but the perfect matsuri atmosphere and the photogenic views are well worth it.

Note: Events details are subject to change. Check any event websites before heading out and keep respecting the measures against Covid-19 in Tokyo whenever possible.

Image: Manish Prabhune via Flickr under CC

Event Details

  • Date:

    Jul 13, 2021–Jul 16, 2021
  • Time:

    18:00– (Reception hours: 9:00–20:00)
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  • Location:

    Yasukuni Shrine
    3-1-1 Kudankita Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo