This Week(End): Tokyo Area Events For July 14-16

Spirits & Lights

Mitama Matsuri

Held annually to honor the spirits of the deceased, Yasukuni Shrine’s Mitama Matsuri is one of the biggest summer festivals in Tokyo. Some 30,000 lanterns will guide your way to the shrine, while a variety of performances, food stalls, traditional stages, and games will keep visitors entertained day and night. One of the most famous and picture-perfect summer festivals in Japan, regardless of what your views on the controversial shrine are, this one is a must go!

Date
Fri, JULY 13- Mon, JULY 16, 2018
Time
All day. Main events are held in the evenings after 6 p.m.
Location
YASUKUNI SHRINE, 3-1-1 KUDANKITA, CHIYODA-KU, TOKYO
Fee
Free!
Fee
Recommended for: Matsuri fans, Instagrammers, Families, Friends, Couples

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