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A total of 48 groups of performers, including “The Flying Dutchman,” “China Acrobatic Art Troupe,” and Tokyo-accredited “Heaven Artists,” will ring in the new year at Saitama Shintoshin with their carefully-polished performances.
Experience Japan’s Most Important Cultural Tradition “Hatsumode” (First Shrine Visit of the New Year)! Kawasaki Daishi New Year’s Pilgrimage.Read Later
For 2017’s hatsumode (the first shrine visit of the new year), I visited Kawasaki Daishi, another name for the temple Heiken-ji. Kawasaki Daishi is the most popular place for hatsumode visits in Kanagawa Prefecture, an area near Tokyo.
Recommended Shrines to Visit in the Greater Tokyo Area for Hatsumode! Post to Social Media Using This Cheap Prepaid SIM Card!Read Later
“Hatsumode” is a New Year’s tradition where you visit a shrine or temple and both give thanks for the past year and pray for a good upcoming year. Many people go out to celebrate Hatsumode, so it’s easy to enjoy the fun atmosphere of bringing in the new year. In this article, we will be introducing our recommended shrines to visit for Hatsumode in the Greater Tokyo Area!
Additionally, we will also be introducing a convenient and cheap prepaid SIM card so that you can post your New Year’s fun to social media in real time!
A historical main temple of Chizan School of Shingon Sect, founded in 940. Go visit a historical shrine to celebrate a beginning of a New Year.
Located on a 1000-meter-high plateau, “Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park” is home to illumination displays with Mt. Fuji as its gorgeous backdrop.
Ashikaga Flower Park is a flower theme park located in Tochigi Prefecture’s Ashikaga City,around 80 kilometers from Tokyo.
Flowers are available for viewing year-round in the park’s 92,000 square-meter area.
During the winter event “Hikari no Hana no Niwa,” the entire park is lit up with a colorful and beautiful illumination.
Saitama – Kawagoe MatsuriRead Later
The official name of Kawagoe Matsuri is “Kawagoe Hikawa Matsuri,” and it has a long history of over 360 years. It is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. During the festival, spectacular floats that carry elaborate dolls parade through the streets. The daytime is a great chance to see the ornate detailing on each float up close. At night, enjoy the fantastical atmosphere while watching the floats illuminated with colorful lights.
Yabusame is a type of traditional Japanese archery in which a rider on a running horse shoots arrows at a target.
At Kamakura's Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine, Yabusame events are held in the spring during the Kamakura Matsuri and in the autumn at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Reitaisai festivals.
As an event where the 800-year-history of samurai can be felt, it attracts a lot of people.