This event in 2020 was canceled due to COVID-19
Began in 1957, Koenji Awa-odori dance festival became a popular event held every summer. 10,000 dancers will 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, many Awa-odori festivals are enjoyed in summer and the Koenji Awa-odori festival is one of the largest.
Koenji Awa-odori Dnce Festival
August 24th(Sat) - 25th(Sun) 2019
from 17:00 - 20:00
Location: Koenji, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
Youtube by J:Com Channel https://youtu.be/EldZaQNXMHo
Official website of Koenji Awaodori
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.)