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Toka Ebisu Festival (Kyoto Ebisu-Jinja Shrine)

What Is Toka Ebisu Festival? Toka Ebisu Festival is held at many shrines in western Japan from January 9th to 11th, while at Kyoto Ebisu-jinja Shrine, from January 8th to 12th. ‘Toka’ means the day […]


Toka Ebisu Festival (Nishinomiya Shrine)

Every year, a big festival is held at Nishinomiya Shrine from January 9th to 11th. More than 1 million visitors flock to the shrine and pray for thriving business. The festival is called “Toka Ebisu” […]