Tokyo, a bustling metropolis aglow with neon lights, is an image of the throughly modern Japan. With 31 million people living in Tokyo and the surrounding towns, the Greater Tokyo Area is the largest metropolitan areas in the world.
From the Tokyo Travel Guide
31 August 2013 - 01 September 2013
One of the most famous summer festivals in Japan, the Awaodori main event happens on the Shikoku isle in the south of Japan but during the last weekend of August it happens in Koenji center of Tokyo. It is a vivid festival with dance and songs. About 188 groups (ren), 12,000 dancers perform Awa dance to lively music and parades even if it's raining. The atmosphere is very festive and after the parade it continues around the streets where people eat Yakitori.
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