Ome Grand Festival

2nd May–3rd May, 2018 9:00am – 7:30pm
Photo by Hanasakijijii used under CC

This traditional festival features twelve giant wheeled floats known as “dashi” – each representing one of the neighborhoods of the city of Ome 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.

Dates: 2nd May–3rd May, 2018
Start/End Time: 9:00am – 7:30pm
Link in Japanese
Entry: Free
Closest station(s): JR Ome Station
Area: Ome
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