• Celebrate the New Year differently in Tokyo

    2011-12-21

    A historic custom in Japan is to welcome in the new year with a prayer at the Kanda Myojin Shrine in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward. In mid-January, the Shrine holds the Daikoku festival in honor of this tradition. Visitors on Asian vacations can pray for safety of their household, a rush of business or en-musubi, which means good-fortune or harmony in any relationship.

    The festival, a highlight of Asia travel, features a Shinto dancer, who dresses as Daikoku, the Shinto deity of fortune. The dancer will celebrate visitors and worshipers "coming of age" by shaking a lucky mallet over their heads.

    The shrine is available to visit year round, but the Daikoku festival really emphasizes the beauty and history of the area, as well as that of Japanese culture. One thing that is unique to all Shinto shrines is their Tori arches, which symbolize peace and harmony - important aspects of the New Year's celebration.

    Visitors to the Kanda Myojin Shrine are encouraged to join in the festival, and experience the traditions of the Shinto religion, and the history of Japan.

    See also ... 

Questions?
Call us at 1.800.826.4919

Non insurance services are provided by Travel Guard. 
This plan provides insurance coverage that only applies during the covered trip.
You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home, and automobile insurance policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer or insurance agent or broker. Coverage is offered by Travel Guard Group, Inc (Travel Guard). California lic. no.0B93606, 3300 Business Park Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54482, www.travelguard.com. CA DOI toll free number: 800-927-HELP. This is only a brief description of the coverage(s) available. The Policy will contain reductions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions. Insurance underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., a Pennsylvania insurance company, with its principal place of business at 175 Water Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10038. It is currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. NAIC No. 19445. Coverage may not be available in all states. Your travel retailer may not be licensed to sell insurance, and cannot answer technical questions about the benefits, exclusions, and conditions of this insurance and cannot evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance. The purchase of travel insurance is not required in order to purchase any other product or service from the Travel Retailer.