Shibuya Mikoshi Parade

Mikoshi Parades are the gathering and demonstration of divine palanquins carried by Shinto followers. Extremely popular in Japan, every single little parish or ward hosts their own little matsuri (festival) each year, including these Mikoshi Parades.

Like the rest of Japan, Shibuya is no exception and every third Saturday and Sunday of September, since 1092, Shibuya hosts a unique Mikoshi parade that includes many different towns from both Aoyama and Shibuya wards.

Located in the heart of Shibuya this parade is not only popular with the Japanese but also with foreign tourists, who are often stunned to discover that despite being one of Japan’s most fashionable places, Shibuya can also be very traditional!

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