Nihonbashi-Kyobashi Festival

11:00am – 3:00pm

Nihonbashi-Kyobashi Festival, also known as the Nihonbashi-Kyobashi 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.

Photo by Adriana Paradiso

As the “mile zero” point from which all distances are measured from Tokyo to places around Japan, it’s only appropriate that this festival should feature snippets from regional festivals that take place throughout Japan. The parade will feature 3,000 dancers and performers.

Photo by Adriana Paradiso
Photo by Adriana Paradiso
Photo by Adriana Paradiso

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.

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