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Updated: August 1, 2023

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
2023-7-26 - 2023-7-29

Note: The 2023 installment of this event has already taken place.

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). 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 18 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


Your current location:

Central Tokyo



Opening Hours

  • See official website/local tourist information office.

Please check the official event website for the latest updates on opening dates and times, prices, and other information.