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Biggest Samba Carnival In Japan: Asakusa Samba In Tokyo

Biggest Samba Carnival In Japan: Asakusa Samba In Tokyo

on Aug. 29, 2009 by

The Asakusa samba parade is held annually in Tokyo where you can enjoy giant parade cars, many sexy Japanese girls in bikinis and loud samba music with Asakusa Kannon temple as a backdrop.

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The Asakusa Samba Car nival is one of those annual events you just have to witness once.

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This unique festival takes place every summer in the streets of Asakusa, Tokyo.

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The streets were packed with foreigners and locals trying to get a glimpse of the participants.

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Due to my height I had a good view of the entire parade. Beautiful samba cars were cruising through the street blasting loud samba music.

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The Asakusa Samba Carnival, modeled after Rio de Janeiro’s famed Carnival, will mark its 27th event with a parade that has grown in popularity since it began in 1981. 

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Organizers claim the event has attracted upward of 500,000 spectators and 4,700 performers in recent years. The parade doubles as a team competition with winners receiving a cash prize.

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Beautiful scarcely dressed Japanese girls while dancing and grooving to the Brazilian sounds. That is what a Tokyo Lifestyle is all about.

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Afterwards I visited the Sensoji temple in Asakusa. The first temple was built on the site in 645 C.E., which makes it the oldest temple in Tokyo. In the early years of the Tokugawa shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu designated Sensō-ji as tutelary temple of the Tokugawa clan.

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