The Chōfu Yosakoi festival puts on a wonderful display of high-energy dances.
Yosakoi is a form of energetic, expressive team dance — think Samba mixed with Awa Odori.
Aside from plenty of dancing, there is usually lots of festival food on offer including oden, shaved ice, barbecued squid, yakisoba, and candy floss, as well as soft drinks and beer.
There will be five venues for this year’s event: Chōfu City Green Hall, Old Koshu Highway (Chōfu Station North Exit to Fuda Station), Chofu City Cultural Center Tazukuri Murasaki Hall, City Hall, and Chofu City Cultural Center Tazukuri North Road.
Various dances will take place from around 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Check the official website for specific details.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.