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Updated: June 18, 2020

Kagurazaka Matsuri (Japanese Lantern Plant Market and Awa-odori Dance Festival) 神楽坂まつり(ほおずき市・阿波踊り)

5-36 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Mid July 2020 - Late July 2020

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Note: This event will not take place in 2020.

The back streets of Kagurazaka come alive during the Kagurazaka Matsuri, a summer festival that revives the lively ambience of old Tokyo.

In and around Bishamonten Zenkokuji Temple, you'll find a market selling hozuki (Japanese lantern plant), as well as volunteer guides dressed in yukata (summer kimono). Additionally, to top off your summer evening, local cafes and restaurants set up stalls for this event. The festival highlight is the Awa-odori Dance, during which 20 groups of incredibly talented musicians and dancers form a procession to dance along Kagurazaka-dori Street.

How to Get There

  • Iidabashi Station | West Exit | 2 min on foot
    JR Chuo Line | JR Sobu Line
  • Iidabashi Station | Exit B3 | 2 min on foot
    Tozai Line | Yurakucho Line | Namboku Line
  • Ushigome-kagurazaka Station | 1 min on foot
    Oedo Line


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Opening Hours

  • See official website/local tourist information office.

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