Join us and have fun at Suga Shrine Grand Festival !

Tadaima Japan is offering a free guided tour of Suga Shrine Grand Festival! Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Japanese people, eat great food, feel the beat of the taiko drums, and ask us all the questions you’d like!

Where and how to meet us

Join us at Suga shrine annual festival. Suga shrine is in the center of  Shinjuku city. However the surrounding area feels like an authentic Japanese neighborhood.  Our tour will take you to a traditional Japanese festival and a local unique area where you can see small alleys and find many genuine local foods and drinks. Suga Shrine also appeared in the movie ‘Your Name‘.

Date: Saturday, 2nd June 2018

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Minimum number of participants: 4 people (Max: 10 people)

Charge: You decide the price of the tour

 If you intend to participate, make sure to join our event page on Facebook !

Meeting Spot: 5:30PM (Be on time!!)

In front of Yotsuya- Shobosho (Yotsuya Fire Station). Exit 2 of Yotsuya-Sanchome Metro Station (Marunouchi Line, M11), refer to the picture below.

Find the staff member holding a “Tadaima Japan” sign (see logo below).

Picture of the meeting point


Look for the staff holding this sign


Some recommendations

Suga Shrine

We recommend:

●Town and streets will be busy so bring a small bag or a hands-free bag.
●Bring cash with you!! You will find several food and beverage stalls at Suga shrine, but they don’t accept credit cards (food items and beverages cost between 300 and 700 yen each)
●Wear covered shoes like trainers/ sneakers (for your safety and we will walk a bit).
●We encourage you to wear a Yukata/Jinbei to enjoy the festival even more!!
●For further information about Suga shrine, Arakicho town, or Japanese festivals, see our other articles on this website!

What to expect in pictures

Mikoshi will parade the area, carried by energetic men and women. Each Mikoshi usually weighs between 600 and 1000kg.
Japanese drum performance. They are very skilled.
Enjoy the beat from big and small sized drums!!
AWA ODORI (Awa dance) comes from Tokushima on Shikoku Island, and is the 3rd biggest Bon-dance in Japan.
You will see over 400 years of historical dance technique.
The festival poster bears the words “Rei Tai Sai”. It means this year is the most important event for the shrine.
Food stalls at Suga shrine festival. No doubt that exploring the Japanese festival foods is one of the most fun parts!

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Tadaima Japan Editorial Team

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