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Transforming the Entire Town of Kagurazaka into a Stage to Welcome You to Enjoy Japan’s Various Traditional Performing Arts

The night scene is one of the greatest charms of Kagurazaka, from which various elements of its unique culture have emerged. Stroll through the stone-paved alleys hidden between black wooden walls during this magical time and indulge yourselves in traditional arts at stylish restaurants. We welcome you to discover the beauty of Kagurazaka that can only be found at night.

*For details of the Main Festival please click here.

On the day of the event, we will announce program changes and cancellation on the official website, SNS(Twitter / Facebook) and at the festival venues.


Shop Strolling / Live Performances of Traditional Performing Arts

Mini live performances at restaurants, cafes and live music clubs by traditional performing artists representing Kagurazaka. This year, storytelling such as Kodan and Rakugo and traditional folk music including Minyo, Zokkyoku and Jiuta can be enjoyed along with the newly introduced program of Hauta. The performances will be hosted and explained by the artists themselves in ways that are easy to understand.
Date / Time
Saturday, November 10, 16:00-19:40
*No postponement / cancellation for rain
Venue and Performers
Anmitsu (“Minyo” Japanese folk song), Hiyama Umekichi (“Zokkyoku” music)
[Rito Kitchen 16:00-16:45]
Cyril Coppini (“Rakugo” storytelling)
17:00-17:40 Okamura Shintaro (“Jiuta” music & “Sou” Japanese harp)
19:00-19:40 Honjoh Maruhide & Honjoh Hideeiji (“Hauta”music)
[Kagurazaka Monogatari]
Kanda Sanryoku (“Kodan” storytelling)

Free (separate charge for food and drink)
*For number control, admission tickets will be distributed at each venue one hour before the starting time of each show.

Street Performance

Wander into the stone-paved back alleys and you will be greeted by the sound of Shamisen played by strolling musicians. A stylish Shinnai Nagashi troupe led by Tsuruga Wakasanojo, the headmaster of the Shinnai school and a living national treasure who lives in Kagurazaka, will fill the streets with an elegant and melancholic melody.

【Shinnai Nagashi】
Date / Time
Saturday, November 2018, 16:30-17:30, 18:30-19:30
*Approximate performing time

Streets of Kagurazaka (Starting from Jinai Park)
Tsuruga Wakasanojo shamisen Troupe (“Shinnai-bushi” music)

【Johana Hikiyama Festival <”Iori Uta”>】
Date / Time
Saturday, November 10 2018, 15:00-16:00 / 17:30-18:30
Streets of Kagurazaka (Starting from Bishamonten Zenkoku-ji Temple)
Houtetsu Kai (Johana Hikiyama Festival, Iori Uta)

*All programs and performances are subject to change without notice.


Kagurazaka Street Stage / O-edo Tour 2018 Office (inside Koten Kukan Office)
TEL: 03-5478-8265


Kagurazaka area



Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), NPO Ikimachi Club
Supported by and in cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Supported by
Shinjuku City and Shinjuku Convention & Visitors Bureau
Cooperated by
Tokyo Kagurazaka Association, Bishamonten Zenkoku-ji Temple, Akagi-jinja Shrine, Ikimachi Co., Kagurazaka Avenue Association, Kagurazaka Merchants Union, Edo Tokyo Guide Group, Kosho-ji Temple, Enpuku-ji Temple, Tokyo Metropolitan Comprehensive Consumer Center, Wakamiya-Cho Self-Government Association, Tokyo University of Science, Hosei University, KPMG AZSA LLC, Dai-Ichi Kangyo Credit Cooperative (Kagurazaka Branch), Chikaken Co.,Ltd and Mind