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Updated: October 2, 2023
Note: The 2023 installment of this event has already taken place.
The Fukuro Matsuri was started in 1968 by four shop associations on the west side of Ikebukuro Station. This year will be the 56th installment of the event. The mikoshi (portable shrine) parade is an impressive sight with 14 large mikoshi and thousands of bearers who celebrate around the station's west exit. Cheers will echo through the streets for the first time in three years, lifting visitors' spirits with a festival atmosphere.
Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park will host folk song shows and dance performances. The area will be full of stalls run by local restaurants. Come and enjoy some great food while taking part in the celebration.
Please check the official event website for the latest updates on opening dates and times, prices, and other information.