What’s Tori no Ichi?

Tori no Ichi is a festival wishing for a prosperous business and good fortune.
It is held in November at shrines of Otori(big bird) across Japan.
People wish for good luck and prosperous business.
In the old days it used to be a market for farming tools, but in the Kanto region include Tokyo, it became a festival for merchants.
Many worshippers will visit Otori Shrine in Asakusa.
You can get various good luck charms such as okumade a huge rake that is said to gather lots of good fortune, an okame (a mask of a homely woman), and irifune (an incoming ship)



Why does a Kumade(a rake) mean good luck?

A rake is famous as the god of prosperity in business.
The form of a rake has a form like talons of a hawk.
It means “I do not miss a chance like a hawk.”
That’s why it became a good fortune article for merchants.
There is a rule which must be follow absolutely when people buy one.
They have to enlarge their Kumade year by year because it includes the will to expand their business.
So they should get larger rake step by step.



1. November 11th 0:00am ~ 0:00am(24 hours)
2. November 23th 0:00am ~ 0:00am(24 hours)


Where can you join the festival?

Tori no Ichi will be held in Ohtori Shrine in Asakusa.


3 Chome-18-7 Senzoku, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 111-0031



How to get to the nearest station?

The nearest station is Asakusa station.

From Shinjuku station

From Shinjuku st to Kanda st: JR Chuo Line
From Kanda st to Asakusa st : Tokyo Metro Ginza Line

From Shinagawa station

From Shinagawa st to Asakusa st: Keikyu Main Line

From Narita Airport

Narita Airport to Asakusa st: Keisei Narita Airport Line

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 Hotels Info

If you stay in Asakusa, there are some hotels.
Richmond Hotel Premier Asakusa International

Asakusa View Hotel

The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon by Hulic

Bunka Hostel Tokyo

Red Planet Asakusa Tokyo

Hotel Trend Asakusa


☆Ryokan(Japanese-style Inn) Info

Ryokan Kamogawa Asakusa

Khaosan World Asakusa Ryokan

Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu


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