The festival takes place from May 19 to 21 at Asakusa
Regarded as Tokyo’s biggest and grandest religious festival, the Sanja Matsuri is an annual spectacle of teeming crowds and fervent displays of devotion. This occasion revolves around the three-centuries-old Sensoji temple in the city’s Asakusa District, where an endless stream of praying, dancing and merrymaking locals will gather from May 19 to 21. There will be plenty of traditional performances to watch and local food to sample on the temple grounds. The highlights of the Sanja Matsuri, though, are the rowdy rengo togyo processions, where gilded mikoshi shrines are paraded throughout the neighborhood.