Began in 1957, Koenji Awa-odori dance festival became a popular event held every summer, where 10,000 dancers join and a million visitors come to see their performance.

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.

In Tokyo, a number of Awa-odori festivals are enjoyed in summer and the Koenji Awa-odori festival is one of the largest.

Koenji Awa-odori Dnce Festival
高円寺阿波おどり

August 26th(Sat) - 27th(Sun) 2017
from 17:00(5:00PM) to 20:00(8:00PM )
Location: Koenji, Nakono-ku, Tokyo

Youtube by yosi6tokyo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xC_EH_7--c

Koenji Awaodori http://www.koenji-awaodori.com/

Getting there
From JR Shinjuku Station JR新宿駅, take the Sobu-sen train or Chu-sen train, then get off at Koenji Station JR高円寺駅
(Travel time 6 – 10 min.)