For anyone who identifies as a foodie, look no further than the 53rd annual Azabu Juban Noryo Festival on August 24th and 25th. This traditional summer night festival occurs on what’s been called “Tokyo’s trendiest street,” and it’s all about food!
Over 300 vendors, both local and from across the country, will be selling a variety of cuisine, including Japanese favorites, fresh produce from all over Japan, as well as international foods. The festival has been known to attract a younger crowd, including students and 20-somethings, and about 300,000 visitors are expected to come. There will also be dancing, live music, and performances.
“Noryo” means “cool of the evening,” but since the festival is held on the last weekend of August, you can still expect it to be hot. Luckily, you’ll find plenty of beverages and flavored ices to cool you down and accompany all that food you’ll be trying.