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Obon Festival Dancing and Drinking with Locals in Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan
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Experience Japan’s traditional ‘Obon’ Festival like a local 3-hour celebration filled with dancing, drinking, and eating. Take part in this summer event as you learn the moves for the ‘Bon odori,’ dance, enjoy the lively festival atmosphere, and then continue to an ‘izakaya’ (Japanese pub) for included drinks and dinner surrounded by Tokyo locals.
  • Experience Japan's traditional 'Obon' Festival like a local
  • Celebrate this Buddhist tradition held during several months of the Japanese summer
  • Learn traditional Obon dances like the 'Bon odori'
  • Drink, mix, and mingle with Tokyo locals at a Japanese 'izakaya' (pub)
  • Included dinner and drinks at the izakaya
  • Perfect way to get a locals-only experience in Tokyo
Coordinate with the tour operator to select your preferred festival departure point and time. Your exact start location and timing will depend on the time of year you attend the Obon Festival, which tends to shift during June, July, and August.

Depending on when you’re visiting Japan you make participate in the Hanazono Shrine Bon Festival, the 69th Tsukiji Honganji Temple Bon Festival, The Gujo Dance Festival, Tsukudajima Bon Festival, or Kinshicho Kawachi Bon Festival. During your festival experience, you’ll get the chance to learn more about “Obon,” a 500 year-old Buddhist celebration designed to honor the spirits of Japanese locals’ ancestors.

Learn the dance moves for the “Bon odori,” a ritual where dancers form a circle around a wooden tower and sing along to special festival songs created to console departed souls. You’ll also get to mingle with Japanese locals as they sing, dance, and enjoy themselves. After your visit to the festival, continue the celebration at a local “izakaya” (pub) where you’ll receive an included dinner and drinks. You’ll end your Obon experience at the izakaya.
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