An Awa-odori festival held in front of Mitaka Station (South Exit). Mitaka is a town next to Kichijoji, one of the most popular living area in Tokyo.
Awa-odori is a unique folk dance originally started in Tokushima Prefecture of Shikoku Island. The feature of Awa-odori festival is that dancers and musicians parade through streets while dancing synchronously in lines. Awa-odori dance is so popular that the dancing events are held in many cities in Japan.
Awa-dance Night Festival in Mitaka
August 19th(Sat) - 20th(Sun) 2017 (6:00PM - 8:30PM)
Location: Mitaka, Tokyo
Mitaka Awa-odori official website (Japanese) http://awaodori.mitaka.ne.jp/
YouTube by TAKAHASHI Kazuhiro http://youtu.be/f9RKMG3LH8I
From JR Shinjuku Station, take the JR Chu-sen train 中央線(Kaisoku Express) bound for Takao or Tachikawa, then get off at Mitaka Staion 三鷹駅 (About 18 min ride)