When: 27/08/16: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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, glitter and sequins, samba beats, and hordes of Japanese men with zoom lenses.
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
How much: Free