Kanda Matsuri 神田祭 Tokyo (May)
Kanda Matsuri is held at Kanda Shrine, the central shrine of Edo (the historical name of central Tokyo), and is one of Japan’s top three grand matsuri and one of the three major matsuri of Edo. During the Edo period, the matsuri was allowed to enter Edo Castle, and as it was one of the few rituals seen by the shogun, it was called Tenka (Shogun) Matsuri. 2015 is a milestone year, as it is 400 years since Kanda Shrine moved to its present location. The matsuri displays the refined Tokyoite spirit and flamboyant scenes of Edo.
Kanda / Akihabara / Otemachi / Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku and Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
5 min. walk from Ochanomizu station Hijiribashi exit on the JR Chuo-Sobu line
7 min. walk from Akihabara station Akihabara Electric Town exit on the JR Keihintohoku line / Yamanote line
From Komagome-Eki-Minamiguchi bus stop, take the Toei bus 茶 (Cha) 51 Route, then get off at Kanda-Myojin-Mae bus stop, then walk 1 min.