The 44th Sumida Festival and The 49th Children’s Festival
“The Sumida Festival and The Children's Festival” is the Sumida’s biggest two days autumn event held on Saturday and Sunday of early October every year at Kinshi Park and Sumida City Gymnasium area. On both days, we have many enjoyable programs, as shown below, for both children and adults.
We welcome not only local residents but also foreign tourists visiting this district. Please come and enjoy!!
October 2 (Sat) and 3 (Sun),
Food Stalls and Bussan-ten: Products Exhibition(Foods and drinks are charged)
Fureai-Hiroba (Fureai Square) in Kinshi Park are crowded with stalls and product exhibitions. You can try a variety of Japanese foods such as Yaki-soba, Isobe-yaki and Japanese Soba.
*Isobe-yaki : Baked rice cake put in soy sauce and wrapped with seaweed. Japanese traditional snack.
At Bussan-ten (Products Exhibition), many cities associated with Sumida City, gather from all over Japan and sell local specialties.
Stage Performance (free of charge to attend)
"The Sumida Festival and The Children's Festival" has four Stages at following locations.Gymnasium Stage (Main Arena, the 3rd floor of Sumida Gymnasium) and Outdoor Stage (tennis court in Kinshi Park). At these stages, the various show like Rakugo (comical story entertainment), Japanese traditional dance, Wa-daiko (Japanese drum performance), and mascot characters show is performed. In particular, Japanese dance performance wearing a kimono and powerful drum performance are very popular with foreign tourists.
Children’s Playroom (free of charge to participate)
At the 3rd floor of Sumida Gymnasium (Sub-Arena), you can experience traditional Japanese plays such as handmade toys, Beigoma (spinning iron tops), and Origami. Kids’ Playground in the baseball field of artificial turf is open for children to play around using their bodies.
Children’s Festival Parade (free of charge to attend)
Children's Festival parade takes place in the morning on the second day (Sunday). A total of about 500 children playing a musical instrument, will march from Narihira elementary school to Kinshi Park along Yotsume-dori (Yotsume Street).
The goal of the parade is the venue of "The Sumida Festival and The Children's Festival". If you come across the children of the parade, please walk the roadside together and visit the festival.
- Toei-bus: Get off at Kinshi-Koen-mae.
- JR : 3 minutes on foot from North Exit of JR Kinshicho station.
- Subway: Exit 4 of Kinshicho station on Hanzomon Line (Tokyo-Metro).
Direction from TOKYO SKYTREE®
- Take the free Shuttle Bus for the Sumida Festival from Oshiage Station.