Kamakura Beach Bon Odori Festival

Traditional dance, music performances, and more

Venue: Kamakura Central Beach When: Late Jul 2024

The Kamakura Beach Bon Odori Festival was first held in 2013, and the event combines traditional and lively Japanese folk dancing with the picturesque waters of Sagami Bay as a backdrop. The family-friendly affair also includes chanting of sutras and burning of incense by local monks, traditional music performances featuring instruments like the shinobue and shamisen, and kids dance routines.

Photo: Kamakura Beach Festival Executive Committee

Admission to the event is free of charge. If you plan on attending, please note that in the event of rainy weather the festival will be moved from Kamakura Central Beach to Umi-no Ie Asia.

Getting there

Kamakura Central Beach is located an easy five minutes on foot from either Wadazuka Station, Yuigahama Station, or Hase Station on the Enoden Line. Alternatively, the beach can be reached in 15 minutes on foot from Kamakura Station, which is served by the Yokosuka Line, the Shonan-Shinjuku Line, and the Enoshima Electric Railway.

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