The 60th Koenji Awa Odori Festival takes place over two days on the last weekend of August. While a surprisingly high number of events at this time of year take place during the scorching daytime heat, this festival is a bit more sensible with festivities kicking off during the cool of evening. Everything starts just as the sun is setting at 5pm and the procession is finished by 8pm – on both days. Organisers tout 10,000 dancers and musicians and an expected 1 million people turning up to watch. Closest station is of course JR Koenji on the Chuo Line.
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