EVENT

Asakusa Yabusame - Horseback Archery

Asakusa Yabusame - Horseback Archeryの写真1

2017.4.15(Sat)

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.

Location
Sumida Park near Kototoibashi- Bridge
Date
April 15, 2017 - Kusajishi from 11:00, Yabusame from 13:00
TEL

Taito ward tourism department
TEL:03-5246-1447

Access

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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