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Annual festival - spring, summer ... of Shinjuku

Shinjuku has many Shinto shrines which continue watching local development.
Annual festival to be held from spring to autumn is local important festival and is one of the Things to do in Shinjuku.

Annual festival hits big festival by festival that is the most important to each Shinto shrine performed on day of Shinto shrine enshrining and day when edge in particular is deep for enshrined deity.

Annual festival of May

Hanazono Shrine

About Hanazono Shrine annual festival

As "table" and festival of "shade" are held as for the annual festival of Hanazono Shrine in turn every one year, we can see expression of festival different year by year.

Miniature shrine of eight towns of parishioner gathers by "negative festival" again, and, by "festival of table," miniature shrine of Shinto shrine called shrine miniature shrine (togyo) does consecutive Godo.

It is at year of festival of the front that omikoshi leaves of Shinto shrine, and line that we did with humped-head goldfish and festival car with Shimada musical accompaniment in the lead appears this year.

It is this about annual festival of Hanazono Shrine

Than 30 Hanazono Shrine annual festival Hanazono Shrine newsletter

From Friday, May 25 small evening festival 18:00
From Saturday, May 26 size service 11:00 shikochonaishinyotogo
About half past 19 at Sunday, May 27 God good luck festival 9:40 with getting out shrine shrine miniature shrine Imperial tour shrine
After Monday, May 28 from party festival 18:00


Approximately 100 stalls open a store in the precincts (until 25th ~27 day)
Until from the evening of Friday, May 25 to 22:00 26th about the daytime of Saturday - 22:00 27th about the daytime of Sunday - 22:00

It is this about Hanazono Shrine in detail

Nishimukitenjinsha (Nishimukiten Shrine)

It was local deity company of Higashiokubo-mura, and Nishimukitenjinsha (Nishimukiten Shrine) was ever called Okubo Tenman-gu Shrine for a long time. We have the large precincts, and trees of chinquapin make forest even now. kansei did Kitano-Tenman-gu Shrine of Kyoto dedicated to Michizane Sugawara. Because main shrine turned to the west (Kyoto), the name called Nishimukitenjinsha (Nishimukiten Shrine) was acquired in the topography.

It is this about Nishimukitenjinsha (Nishimukiten Shrine) in detail

30 Nishimukitenjinsha (Nishimukiten Shrine) annual festival precincts God turnout event

Shrine miniature shrine once in four years is reflected on festival of Nishimukitenjinsha (Nishimukiten Shrine).


Saturday, May 19 ordinary kagura (from 10:00 to 18:00)

  • Tokyo deer dance, Iwate deer dance, Asakusa miscellaneous accomplishments group (18:00 ...)

Sunday, May 20 ordinary kagura (daylong)

  • kyushinyotogo (9:00 shrine appearance, 17:00 Miyairi)

Friday, May 25 big festival ceremony (11:00 ...)

Annual festival of June

Suga Shrine

**koredammei defeats large snake of Yatsumata in the upper part of a river of * of country of Izumo, and flatten and pick up and "we come to the ground of I re this and are enough and do heart Suka, Suka", and kyu is, and, with Suka of company name of Suga Shrine, to * ri is name that we occupy Imperial Palace and do and were named based on historical fact.

On the ceiling of the shrine, there are the pictures of Sanjurokkasen, Thrity-Six Great Poetic Geniuses of Heian era. They are designated as Shinjuku's importatnt cultural properties.      

It is this in detail about Suga Shrine

30 Suka Shinto shrine annual festival

On Saturday, June 2, many stalls open a store in the Suga Shrine precincts for two days on Sunday, June 3 and perform noh dance, dance in Kagura.


Friday, June 1 eve (the eve)
Saturday, June 2 annual festival festival 11:00 a.m.

  • Wild soul sum drum dedication (we rain out in the precincts from 5:00 p.m.)
  • East dragon club dragon dance dedication (we rain out in the precincts from 6:00 p.m.)
  • Precincts stall branch

Sunday, June 3 honshashinyotogo

  • The getting out shrine 8:00 a.m. Shrine precincts
  • The 9:00 p.m. Shrine precincts with shrine
  • Precincts stall branch

Monday, June 4 Osamu festival 

Ichigaya Kameoka Hachimangu

Annual festival of August

Ichigaya Kameoka Hachimangu

It is the beginning that kansei did Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu of Kamakura as local deity of Edo-jo Castle, and, as for the Ichigaya Kameoka Hachimangu, tadendo* is called "city valley Yahata" in 1478 (Bunmei 10).

do* possesses including the only copper torii (ward designated cultural assets) in ward in Shinto shrine, and there are umpire's fan (ward registration cultural assets) and Chikaraishi (ward designated cultural assets), bamboo tea whisk mound monument, swordmaker monument said to have dedicated.

It is this about Ichigaya Kameoka Hachimangu in detail

30 Ichigaya Kameoka Hachimangu annual festival

It is festival that annual festival of Ichigaya Kameoka Hachimangu appreciates benevolence of the gods of enshrined deity and praises.

It is ancient and takes over the most severe ceremony in one year and holds, and court dance and music and enlarged rooms on the second floor of gagaku are dedicated before the alter.


There is festival that miniature shrine appears in parishioner town on 3rd, 4th, 5th.

13 nichireisaikaishihotsugesai
14 daily visit baskets
15th annual festival

Coverage day: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Related link

Ichigaya Kameoka Hachimangu
Hanazono Shrine
Suga Shrine, 36 thirty-six major poets' portraits with a superimposed tanka
Nishimukitenjinsha (Nishimukiten Shrine)
Shinjuku Convention & Visitors Bureau
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