July Events in Asakusa and Ueno

Iriya Asagao Ichi

Asagao means Morning Glory. Iriya Asagao Ichi is held at and around Iriya Kishimojin Temple. This event is held on 6, 7 and 8 July every year. This year, the street (Kototoi Dori) will be closed from 17:00 to 21:30 on these days.

Time and Place:
6, 7 and 8 July
at Iriya Kishimojin
one minute from Iriya Station, Hibiya Line

Hozuki Ichi

Hozuki means Ground Cherry. Hozuki Ichi is held on July 9 and 10 at Sensoji temple. If you come to Sensoji on July 10th, it has a same meaning that you come to Sensoji to pray for 46,000 days.On this week, you can buy a charm to avoid natural disasters especially lightning.

Time and Place:
9 and 10 July
at Sensoji Temple
one minute from Asakusa Station, Ginza Line, Toei Asakusa Line, Tobu Skytree Line and Tsukuba Express Line

Ueno Natsumatsuri

This event is held from July 11 through August 9 around Shinobazu Pond in Ueno. This season, you will see the lotus blossoms on the pond in the morning.
There will be a lot of event such as a flower market, an antique market, music and Rakugo around the pond. A parade of traditional dance will be held on July 18 on Ueno Chuo Street.

Time and Place:
11 July - 9 August
at Shinobazu Pond in Ueno
5 minutes walk from Ueno or Okachimachi Stations JR Line, Ueno or Ueno-Hirokoji Stations Ginza Line, Ueno station Hibiya Line and more.

by Keiko, OTT

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