Summer festivals in Japan
The high light of summer festivals are Mikoshi and Bon Odori.
Mikoshi(portable shrine) is a carriage for Gods. People bring the mikoshi from shrine and carry it through the town for worship Gods.
You will see a lot of people wearing Yukata and dancing in a circle around wooden tower that is decorated with lanterns (Bon Odori).
There are booths that sell goldfish, toys, snacks and drinks that children and parents can enjoy!!
Below follows a list of some of Tokyo's summer festivals.
Sumidagawa Odori Noryo Taikai
Where: Sumida-ku ward office Uruoi Plaza
Nearby stations: Honjo Azumabashi/Asakusa
Sumida Kinshicho Dai Bon Odori
Where: Tatekawa Shinsui Park
Nearby stations: Kikukawa/Kinshicho/Sumiyoshi
Hibiya Park Marunouchi Ondo Dai Bon Odori
Where: Hibiya Park
Nearby stations: Hibiya/Kasumigaseki
Tokyo Koenji Awa Odori
Where: Konan Avenue near Koenji station
Nearby stations: Koenji/Shin Koenji
We will be happy to provide festival information at Tokyo City i.
Let's enjoy Japanese summer tradition!!