Asakusa Yabusame - Horseback Archery

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In the Edo period (1603-1868), “yabusame” was one event of Asakusa Shrine’s New Year celebrations. “Kusajishi” is archery with a target shaped like a deer; it takes place in the Sanyabori Square in Sumida Park. “Yabusame” is an impressive display of horseback archery. Participants in traditional hunting costumes shoot arrows while galloping on a horse. It takes place in Sumida Park between Tobu Railway Bridge and Kototoi-bashi Bridge.
Tickets for “yabusame” are 3000 yen per seat in advance. “Kusajishi” is free. The “yabusame” venue gets very crowded; access may be restricted. Use of selfie sticks not allowed. The event may be canceled in case of bad weather.

Sumida Park near Kototoibashi- Bridge
April 21, 2018 - Kusajishi from 11:00, Yabusame from 13:00

Taito ward tourism department


Sumida Park:
・8 min. walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Station
・8 min. walk from Tobu Skytree Line Asakusa Station
・10 min. walk from Toei Subway Asakusa Line Asakusa Station

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