Tachikawa Yokai Bon Odori

Dancing, a costume competition, music, and more

Venue: Green Springs Tachikawa When: Early Oct 2024

Bon Odori festivals are traditional events that celebrate ancestral spirits with dancing, and they're typically held in the summer months. If you're visiting outside that timeframe, there's a bon odori event happening in Tokyo's Tachikawa area in October which is bound to be plenty of fun.

The Tachikawa Yokai Bon Odori will run for three days, and is set to include dancing, a yokai (supernatural spirit) costume competition, various live music and DJ performances, and festival stalls.

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Admission to the event itself is free, but some areas (such as the paid stage area) have fees associated with them.

Getting there

Green Springs Tachikawa is located around 4 minutes on foot from Tachikawa Kita Station (Tama urban monorail), or 8 minutes on foot from Tachikawa Station (JR Chuo Line).

For those who opt to drive, the venue is approximately 30 minutes from the Hachioji IC on the Chuo Expressway. On-site parking is available for up to 180 vehicles, and is charged at 250 yen for every 30 minutes on weekdays, and 300 yen for every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays.

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