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Updated: June 21, 2018

Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple Noryo Bon Odori Taikai 築地本願寺納涼盆踊り大会

3-15-1Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
2018-8-1 - 2018-8-4

Tsukiji Hongwan-ji 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. These visitors are invited to form a circle around the scaffold set up in the temple grounds—it doubles as a bandstand where taiko drums are performed live—and dance to a medley of songs including “Tsukiji Ondo.” During certain times participants are free to dance in any costume of their choice, and watch a gallant performance by the percussion ensemble Oedo Sukeroku Taiko. Another highlight is the stalls run by the restaurants from in and around the Tsukiji Outer Market. Enjoy both delicious Tsukiji cuisine and Japan’s traditional bon celebration.

The main hall, the three gates, and the stone wall were designated in 2014 as Important Cultural Properties of Japan.

How to Get There

  • Tsukiji Sta. | 1 min on foot
    Hibiya Line
  • Shintomicho Sta. | 5 mins on foot
    Yurakucho Line
  • Higashi-ginza Sta. | 5 mins on foot
    Asakusa Line

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Opening Hours

  • 19:00–21:00
    18:00–20:30 on the last day of the event

Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities |
  • Japanese | English |
  • Disabled parking | Handrails | Wheelchair ramp | Wheelchair lift | Wheelchair accessible elevator | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Wheelchair loan |

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