Hachioji Matsuri Festival, Hachioji in the suburbs of Tokyo, a one-hour train ride from Shinjuku Station. Major events are as follows:
(1) an exhibition of carved ice sculptures on Yu-road from 3:20 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the 7th
(2) a demonstration of Kanto-taiko (Japanese drum beating) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Minyo-nagashi (folk dancing parade) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and a parade of floats & mikoshi from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., these all on Koshu-kaido (old highway) on the 8th
(3) Shishimai (Lion Dance) on Yu-road from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Hachiman Yakumo Shrine’s mikoshi parading from Fudanotsuji intersection to Hachiman Yakumo Shrine from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and a parade of Taga Shrine’s Sengan mikoshi, weighing 3,750 kg, from Oiwakecho intersection to Hachimancho intersection from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., all on the 9th. Access: The JR Chuo Line or the Keio Line to Hachioji Station.