Event and Festival
Many events take place in Taito throughout the year. For a truly Japanese experience, watch the mikoshi (portable shrine) parades of big shrine festivals, join the crowds having “hanami” picnics under the cherry blossoms in Ueno Park, or watch the Sumida River Fireworks. Local temples and shrines all have festivals: “Tori-no-Ichi” and “Hagoita-Ichi” are big markets for traditional good luck charms and “Hozuki-Ichi” and “Iriya Asagao Matsuri” are flower markets. Shopping streets like Kappabashi host events with street food vendors and performances. Make sure to check for local events.