Torigoe Matsuri is one of Tokyo’s most treasured festivals, in a classic blue-collar neighbourhood. Sanja may get the mega crowds and publicity, but Torigoe is…deep. Come and see the four-ton o-mikoshi being carried through the streets. Or just stroll and take in the streetscapes, street-food and locals. Runs Saturday through Sunday. Surrounding neighbourhoods are fully involved too.
Other First Saturday events continue. The Torigoe Shrine is metres from design store Syuro, and at Maito, toward Asakusa and custom stationers Kakimori, you’ll get a free natural-dye hand towel if you spend over 3,500 yen.
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