Shimokitazawa Awaodori Festival 2017
While Shimokitazawa’s awaodori festival may not be as big as Koenji’s, it’s no less exciting or fun! Watch dancers and taiko drummers rhythmically glide through the narrow streets as they wind past stalls offering snacks and beer. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, why not join in the fun? The main shopping street, Shimokitazawa Ichibangai, has an awaodori dance group specifically for foreign residents and tourists who want to give it a try. Contact Makoto Oda at Open Innovation (details here) for more information.