One-Time Event: Experience a Traditional Tokyo Festival

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3 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 20 guests
Accessibility
Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly, Pet-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
Join a local Tokyo festival in this byFood original experience! Carry a mikoshi shrine, savor festival foods, and immerse yourself in the vibrant celebrations on Sunday, September 8th, 2024.

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One-time event: Take part in a lively festival with a byFood host on Sunday September 8th, 2024 in Minato ward, Tokyo
Dress in festival attire (happi coat and split-toe tabi socks), and join a procession carrying a mikoshi portable shrine! Then, stroll through yatai stalls and enjoy traditional foods and games
Interact with local neighbors, learn how they preserve their traditions, and make unforgettable memories
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Japanese festivals are joyful, energetic events that bring local communities together and keep traditions alive. This one-time byFood original experience gives you a rare opportunity to take part in one such unique local festival in Minato, a ward in central Tokyo that is home to Tokyo Tower. Dressed in traditional attire, you'll join the Matsuzaka-cho Mikoshi Festival, carrying a mikoshi portable shrine, interacting with neighbors, and strolling through yatai street stalls to try festival foods and games guided by a friendly byFood guide in this one-time event on Sunday, September 8th, 2024. You'll meet your host at Shirokane-Takanawa Station at noon before heading to a changing room to wear a happi coat and split-toe tabi socks. You'll then have time to interact with locals and get to know each other before the festival starts. At around 13:00, you'll join the procession carrying the mikoshi (portable shrine) towards the main shrine. These portable shrines are believed to carry thedeities and are only taken out of the main shrine and paraded around the city during festivals. You'll be fully immersed in the festive atmosphere as you shoulder the mikoshi alongside locals. Before you know it, you'll have arrived at the shrine, and the mikoshi procession will end. But the fun will only have begun! It'll then be time to explore the vibrant yatai stalls and indulge in sizzling festival foods and traditional games. Your host will be by your side throughout the afternoon, ensuring smooth communication and creating unforgettable memories. Don't miss out on the opportunity to join this unique local celebration.

Inclusions

Festival attire rental (happi coat and split-toe tabi socks)
Opportunity to carry a mikoshi portable shrine with locals
¥1,000 worth of food and games in yatai street stalls
A guide from the byFood team

Exclusions

Transportation to the meeting point and from the drop-off point
Additional foods and drinks

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

The meeting point will be Shirokane-Takanawa Station Exit 4. A Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.

Remarks

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing to carry the portable shrine.
The portable shrine can be heavy, so this experience is not recommended for those with physical impediments or prone to shoulder and leg pain.
Children are welcome to join but might not be able to carry the portable shrine.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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Earliest available date: September 8, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals