Asakusa Samba Carnival


When: 29/08/15: All Day

Where: Around Asakusa, Asakusa Station

Out with the traditional, in with the samba: the Asakusa Samba Carnival may not have much in common with other festivals you’ve seen throughout the summer, but it might be one of the liveliest. Expect everything ranging from samba vibes, shaking hips, exposed stomach, glitter and sequins, samba beats, and a hordes of Japanese men with zoom lenses – no kidding, judging by our research on photo sites like Flickr.

Troupes of dancers will parade through the traditional quarters of Asakusa, going from Sensoji Temple to Tawaramachi Station. The whole event is modeled on the iconic Rio de Janeiro Carnival, and will hold a contest for the dance performers. Samba beats, churrasco grills and some Brazilian exuberance are sure to spice up the end of the summer.

Asakusa Samba Carnival

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How much: Free

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