Held every May in the Asakusa district, this huge festival is regarded as one of the three biggest festivals in Tokyo. Over 100 towns’ portable mikoshi shrines are carried in a large procession. It is held in celebration of the three founders of Sensoji Temple, who are enshrined in Asakusa Shrine next door to the temple. Nearly two million people visit Asakusa over the three days of the festival, making it one of Tokyo’s most popular festivals. The area becomes packed with food stalls, festival games amongst a lively atmosphere of Japanese drums and flutes.