Yanaka Matsuri 2018
The Yanaka neighborhood is known for its old-fashioned charm and abundance of temples. The annual matsuri takes over the quaint, and usually quiet, streets and delivers all the typical festival flavor from street food to dance and music performances by local community groups. Expect plenty of high spirits and entertainment for all, with slightly less chaos than the city’s larger matsuri crowds. If you’re already charmed by this traditional area then seeing the mikoshi (portable shrine) paraded joyfully through the streets is a truly magnificent sight to behold.