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Updated: June 29, 2018

37th Asakusa Samba Carnival Parade and Contest 第37回 浅草サンバカーニバルパレードコンテスト

1-1-3 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

The largest samba carnival in Japan is a perfect finale to summer in Asakusa. The event attracts authentic samba dance teams from across Japan.

The highlight of the carnival is the colorful, gorgeous costumes—along with the beautiful dancers who wear them.

Each team has a unique theme, which is expressed through the design of the dancers’ costumes and the team’s float. These teams compete in the content of their dance. The lead dancer is called the Rainha de Bateria (Queen of the Drums) and can be identified by her sash. And the pair of dancers bearing the team flag always wear even more gorgeous costumes than the rest.

You can enjoy the dynamic dance up close.

How to Get There

  • Tawaramachi Sta. | 3 mins on foot
    Ginza Line
  • Asakusa Sta. | 4 mins on foot
    Ginza Line | Asakusa Line | Tobu Skytree Line

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Opening Hours

  • 13:00–18:00

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