Lantern display at Mitama Matsuri at Yasukuni Shrine

Mitama Matsuri 2020

Markets & Festivals, Traditional Events

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.

Please note that this event may be postponed or cancelled in accordance with ongoing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Image: Manish Prabhune via Flickr under CC

Event Details

  • Date:

    Jul. 13, 2020 - Jul. 16, 2020

  • Time:

    18:00 -

  • Price:

    Free

  • More Info:

    Event Website

  • Location:

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

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