Hibiya Park – Obon Matsuri

This Obon Matsuri in Hibiya Park is one of my favorite summer festivals in Tokyo! Not too crowded, plenty of space to relax on the grass, great atmosphere, dancing and live performances of Taiko drumming, Enka and more. Of course there is also lots of food. During this festival everyone is allowed to join the dancing around the fountain. Don’t feel embarrassed if you make mistakes, everyone will be more than happy to help you.

This festival usually takes place around midd till late August. In 2015 the festival will on August 22-23 from 18:00 – 21:30. Dates might chance due to weather, so make sure to check their official website: http://www.kanko-chiyoda.jp/tabid/2056/Default.aspx