The famed triple Tori no Ichi markets at Hanazono Shrine get underway with a warm-up festival on the first night of each set of days, while the main event is the following day. There'll be 60-odd stalls selling decorative kumade rakes, said to bring good fortune for business, plus 200 other vendors hawking food and other festival knickknacks. The second festival, known as Ni no Tori, is on November 13, while the last celebration takes place on November 25. Don't miss this annual favourite, the roots of which reach back deep into the Edo era.
|Venue name:||Hanazono Jinja|
5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
|Transport:||Shinjuku Station (JR, Odakyu, Keio lines), east exit; Shinjuku-Sanchome Station (Marunouchi, Shinjuku lines), exit B3|