Tokyo Koenji Awa Odori

Tokyo's best summer dance festival

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Aug 27th
Aug 28th
Venue: Koenji When: Aug 27th - Aug 28th 2022

If you're in Tokyo at the end of August, make sure you save some time to see the Koenji Awa-Odori. Over 12,000 dancers in 180 groups perform in the streets of Koenji and more than a million revellers gather over the weekend to join in the party, usually from 5pm to 8pm.

Awa-Odori in video

Nine routes are planned for the dancers, so make sure you pick up a map and a fan which are handed out, stock up on food and drink at one of the several stalls and get a good vantage point to enjoy the show.

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Elena Lisina 2 years ago
I'd like to watch it, but maybe participating is more fun! I enjoyed watching Kagurazaka Matsuri in July this year.
Selena Hoy 7 years ago
Great pictures! Love it.
Nicole Bauer 7 years ago
The festival is happening again this coming weekend (August 23 and 24). Check it out!