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Updated: June 18, 2020
In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), various facilities around Tokyo may change their operating days or hours. In addition, some events may be canceled or postponed. Please check official facility or event websites for the latest updates and information.
Note: This event will not take place in 2020.
Tsukiji Honganji Temple hosts an annual Bon-odori dance for four days between late July and early August. Each year the event attracts visitors from the neighborhood, across the country, and even outside Japan. Participants are invited to form a circle around the scaffold set up in the temple grounds and dance to a medley of songs including "Tsukiji Ondo." The scaffold also doubles as a bandstand for live taiko drum performances.
At certain times, you can dance in any costume of your choice and watch a thrilling performance by the percussion ensemble Oedo Sukeroku Taiko. Another highlight is the stalls run by restaurants based in and around the Tsukiji Outer Market. Enjoy both delicious Tsukiji cuisine and Japan's traditional Bon celebration.
In 2014, Tsukiji Honganji's main hall, three gates, and stone wall were designated as Important Cultural Properties of Japan.
Please check the official event website for the latest updates on opening dates and times, prices, and other information.