Asakusa Samba Carnival


When: 23/08/14: All Day

Where: Around Asakusa, Asakusa Station

The annual Asakusa Samba Carnival sees dancers wiggling their way through downtown Tokyo and shaking their feathers to the beat in what is possibly the city’s sexiest summer festival. Expect everything ranging from samba vibes, shaking hips, exposed stomachs, 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 host 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

Main image: Oimax/Flickr

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