Yanaka Matsuri 2019
A charming local festival in the quaint and old fashioned Yanaka area. The Yanaka neighborhood is known for its old-fashioned charm and abundance of temples with the annual matsuri taking over the usually quiet streets to deliver all the typical festival flavor from street food and toy vendors 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 more famous festival 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.