Ome Grand Festival
This lively traditional festival in far west Tokyo sees decadent floats paraded through the streets. Covering the area around Ome Station and the nearby Sumiyoshi Shrine, the highlight of the celebration sees 12 giant floats, known as dashi, wheeled through the streets of Ome, each representing a local neighborhood with distinct characteristics. This is the largest festival in the area, attracting around 100,000 people and boasting almost 300 stalls offering various foods and typical matsuri attractions. The procession and exciting competition of floats can be seen each day from around mid afternoon with festivities continuing into the evening.
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