Ueno Summer Festival

Photo by Takuma Mori used under Creative Commons.

The Ueno Natsu Matsuri (summer festival) consists of various events and festivities over an approximately 5-week-long period beginning on July 9th mostly taking place around Shinobazuno-ike Pond in the center of Ueno Park. There will be different events each day, which in the past included a paper lantern floating festival, an antiques market and an ice sculpture display.

The highlight of the festival is the Ueno Natsu Matsuri Parade which takes place along a 500m stretch of Chuo Dori starting from Ueno Park (July 23 starting at 17:30).  The “variety” parade will feature 38 teams of dancers with styles ranging from Yosakoi to samba.

Venue: Ueno Park
Recommended hotel Tokyo Ueno New Izu Hotel
Web: http://www.ueno.or.jp/ (Link in Japanese)
Entry: Free
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Closest station(s): Ueno
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