This event in 2020 was canceled due to COVID-19
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 17th(Sat) - 18th(Sun) 2019
Time 18:00 - 21:00
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 Station 三鷹駅 (Travel time: about 18 min.)