Nihonbashi-Kyōbashi Festival, also known as the Nihonbashi-Kyōbashi Matsuri, celebrates the Nihonbashi Highway. It might sound boring, but we promise it’s anything but.
The main part of this festival is the parade that takes place along Chūō Dōri — one of Tokyo’s busiest thoroughfares.
Nihonbashi is Tokyo’s “mile zero” point (the place where all distances are measured from Tokyo to places around Japan). So, it’s only appropriate that this parade should feature snippets from regional festivals that take place throughout the country. The display will feature 3,000 dancers and performers.
There will be 60 yatai (food stalls) serving festival favorites from chocolate dipped bananas to yakisoba (fried noodles). You’ll also find a market where you can buy regional delicacies not usually available in Tokyo.