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Koenji Awa Odori

One of the largest traditional dancing festivals in Tokyo
Opening Hours Mon - Fri: 0900 - 23:00 ; Sat - Sun: 17:00 - 23:00

With more than 10,000 dancers, Kōenji Awa Odori is regarded as one of the major summer festivals in Tokyo. Each year, over one million overseas travellers visit Kōenji to celebrate with the locals. Dance troupes from all over Japan will also join the high-quality competitions during the festival. Dressed in colourful traditional costumes, dancers perform the traditional 'awa dance' and brighten up the streets of Kōenji. Arrive early to secure a nice viewing spot and soak up the fun-filled atmosphere.

Transport Koenji Station
+81 3-5400-1154
Koenjiminami 2-, 3-, and 4-chome, and Koenjikita 2- and 3-chome Suginami-ku, along the shopping streets north and south of JR Koenji Station
東京都杉並区高円寺南2、3、4丁目 北2、3丁目 高円寺駅南北商店街一帯

1. All are welcome to join the dance, so feel free and hop in and move to the music!

2. High quality competitions abound in the streets of Tokyo; audiences would gather and watch the fun.

3. Different teams charge to take the lead, but results are secondary; participation is key!

4. Nightfall does not stop the fun. Their colourful costumes are even more eye-catching in the dark!

5. Smiles are abound at the festival, as team after team march along the streets!

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