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The Sanja Festival, held annually over the third weekend of May, is said to be the biggest, loudest, wildest party in Tokyo. Each of the areas in Asakusa has its own mikoshi, which, on the second day of the festival, are paraded through the streets of Asakusa to the shrine. Many of the "parishioners" take part naked to the waist, or with the sleeves of their tunics rolled up, to expose fantastic red-and-black tattoo patterns that sometimes cover their entire backs and shoulders. These are the markings of the Japanese underworld.


Tokyo Hotels

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Tokyo Restaurants

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Things To Do

Things To Do in Tokyo

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Tokyo Experiences

  • What's Where

    Tokyo commands a prominent position in the Kanto region on the southern coast of Honshu, Japan's largest island. Some 13 million people... Read more

  • Top Attractions

    At 2,092 feet in height, the world’s second-tallest structure towers over eastern Tokyo, providing breathtaking views across the city... Read more

  • Today's Tokyo . . .

    ... is pumped to host the 2020 Olympics. In 2013 Tokyo got the exciting news that it would host the 2020 summer games, beating out... Read more

  • Top Experiences

    The ryokan offers one of Japan’s most unforgettable experiences. The rooms at these traditional inns are outfitted with... Read more

  • A Walk Through Everyday Tokyo

    The central shopping street Yanaka Ginza is crammed with mom-and-pop stores and small eateries that feel as if they’ve remained... Read more

  • Japanese Etiquette

    Many Japanese expect foreigners to behave differently and are tolerant of faux pas, but they are pleasantly surprised when people... Read more

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