While it has been 540 years since the completion of the Edo castle by Dokan Ohta and 410 years since the establishment of the Tokugawa Shogunate by Ieyasu Tokugawa, Asakusa has a much longer history of 1,370 years, dating back to the discovery of a Buddha statue in the Sumida River in 628. Asakusa has developed a unique community since the and shows deep influences from Edo period today. Asakusa is loved by many people and has been Tokyo’s leading tourist site for visitors from around the world. This festival and parade first started on November 3, 1989 and now enters its 11th year, sending the message that Tokyo’s history and culture originate in Asakusa. You can experience the great historic culture of Tokyo in this parade the celebrate the completes history of Akasaka from the birth of Asakusa Temple to the Showa period.
November 3rd, 2013Location: Sensoji Temple, 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku
Tokyo Disneyland Halloween
Tokyo Disneyland is the place to be for for all things Halloween from the first week of September right through October 31st. The decorations, parades, souvenirs, sweets and treats have made this one of the most popular times of the year for the Tokyo Disney Parks.