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Things to do / Traditional festivals

Tokyo: Kotokumin Matsuri (Kiba-no Kakunori / Fukagawa-no Chikaramochi)

Koto Citizen's Festival. Main events are Kiba-no-Kaku-nori (acrobatic stunts on rolling squared timbers), Teko-mai dance by woman in male attire, and Fukagawa-no-Chikara-mochi in which men demonstrate their great strength by lifting straw bags filled with rice.

Schedule & Key events:
● daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Many entertainments

Location: Kiba Park, Koto-ku, Tokyo


Access:
Tokyo Metro Tozai Line to Kiba Sta. (T13), and then walk 5 min.


Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.