Koenji Awa Odori

Tokyo's best summer dance festival

Venue: Koenji When: Late Aug 2021

If you're in Tokyo at the end of August, make sure you save some time to see the Koenji Awaodori. 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.

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 a year ago
I'd like to watch it, but maybe participating is more fun! I enjoyed watching Kagurazaka Matsuri in July this year.
Selena Hoy 5 years ago
Great pictures! Love it.
Nicole Bauer 6 years ago
The festival is happening again this coming weekend (August 23 and 24). Check it out!