Azabu-Juban Noryo Matsuri

Live music and international food along Tokyo's trendiest street

By Sleiman Azizi    - 1 min read
Venue: Azabu-Juban Shotengai When: Late Aug 2021

Azabu-Juban will be holding its annual Noryo Matsuri, a summer festival held towards the end of August.

Having been held in Azabu-Juban since the mid-1960s, the two-day festival is the big event of the local calendar. Over three hundred thousand visitors are expected to filter through the shopping streets creating an incredible evening buzz. And while all of these people are enjoying the summer evening dancers, performances and live music, it is the food that the festival has become famous for.

An internationally flavoured local affair, the food on offer reflects the area's cosmopolitan tastes. Along with the world, though, you'll find hundreds of yatai street stalls offering fare not only from the local community but from all over Japan.

The festival is a family friendly one with plenty of craft and game stalls available for the children. And with the atmosphere being decidedly today, the Azabu-Juban Noryo Matsuri may be just the place to experience the local flavour of an internationally modern Japan.

Getting there

Take the Toei Oedo Line or the Namboku Subway Line to Azabu Juban Station and head out Exit 4.

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Sleiman Azizi

Sleiman Azizi @sleiman.azizi

A Japanese Permanent Resident, I have over 400 published articles on Japan as well as 5 English language books written in a traditional Japanese style. I happen enjoy writing. Funny that...I'm also the Regional Partner for Tokyo, Japan's never ending capital, so if you've anything to say about Tokyo - or Japan in general - don't be shy and contact with me via

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Lynda Hogan a year ago
If it weren't for the festivals and seasonal pools, I'd just have to hibernate in summer! Even though I wasn't built for the heat, I endure it for a necessary dose of Japanese summer festivals.
Sleiman Azizi Author a year ago
I ended up loving summer in Japan.
Kim B a year ago
Certainly sounds like it draws in the crowds!
Sleiman Azizi Author a year ago
The party is clearly on.
Elena Lisina a year ago
I'm already excited to watch some festivals in July! I'm really fascinated with festival traditions in Japan.
Elena Lisina a year ago
And it's much better than just 'dying' from heat! :D