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Shibuya' Traditional Festival - Portable Shrines (Mikoshi) go along Omotesando Street

Real way to enjoy your Shibuya experience - See & Feel the local festivals

Shibuya is one of the most popular places to visit in Tokyo.
What are the things to do in Shibuya?
TripAdvisor recommends you to do (http://goo.gl/e1hJHq)
x Meiji Jingu
x Yoyogi Park
x Shibuya Center Town
x Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble
x Omotesando
x Ota Memorial Museum of Art
x National Children's Castle (Kodomo No Shiro)
x Harajuku Takeshita Dori
x Shibuya Cat Street
x Museum of Yebisu Beer
X Yoyogi Hachimangu Shrine
x Hachiko

These are great places to visit in Shibuya and you will have a lot of fun. But local festivals will give you the real feel of Japan.
In August and September, there are many local festivals throughout Tokyo. Most of the local shrines have an annual festival participated by local people and children. They carry "Mikoshi" (portable shrine) throughout the local area. In Shibuya, there are many local festivals and we can enjoy festivals almost every weekend of July to October at somewhere in Shibuya to experience Japanese "Matsuri" (festivals).

Aoyama Kumano Shrine Festival is held at the last Sunday of September every year. Shrine parishioners are spread in the 6 regions of 3 Aoyama and 3 Harajuku areas. Main shrine is located at 2-2-22 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo. Portable Shrine starts around 11:00am from the shrine.

Portable shrine route goes from the Aoyama Kumano Shrine to Gaien West Street toward Omotesando and then to Meiji Street and go back to the Kumano Street.

If you are visiting Shibya, you will encounter one of these festivals at somewhere in Shibuya. A lot of visitors are taking pictures and enjoy the feel of the festivals in Shibuya.

Is there a way to enjoy these festivals more than 100%?

Better way to enjoy your Shibuya experience - Join and carry the portable shrines

Yes! A lot of festivals welcome walk-in portable shrine carriers.
At Aoyama Kumano Shrine, we welcome you to join us as a walk-in carrier if you see us carrying the portable shrines. It is so much fun even you might have a shoulder pain next day.

We had carriers from many countries in the past and they all enjoyed the experience to join us.

You can view the video from below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDHon59X9kE

Best way to enjoy your Shibuya experience - Join the local people's "The Festival Well Done" Party!

After carrying the "Mikoshi" (Portable Shrine) and participate the day of the festival, you deserve for the "Thank You Party"
You will be invited to participate to join the "Matsuri" Party held by the local community.
Please communicate and enjoy the real experience of Shibuya!!

by Cecilia Reiko

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