This traditional festival features twelve giant wheeled floats known as “dashi” – each representing one of the neighborhoods of the city of Ōme in far western Tokyo.
Costumed mannequins ride the dashi, which are pushed and pulled through the streets to the accompaniment of traditional flutes and drums by the residents of the neighborhood they represent.
The festival has a history of more than 100 years and draws 130,000 visitors each year.
How to get there
Ōme Station can be reached directly on the Chūō Line from Tokyo Station in under 1.5 hours, and from Shinjuku Station in around an hour.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.