tickets to certain events ¥1000-¥2000
Near JR Koenji Station
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Comedy Stages Everywhere in Koenji!
[updated January 2024]

“Support young comedians through the whole city. Laugh and be happy.” This is the concept of Koenji Engei Festival. The stage of traditional style “sit down” comedy will shift from the usual theater to various places in Koenji atypical for these type of shows such as sento (public bath), izakaya (Japanese style pub), yakitori-ya (grilled chicken restaurant), as well as temples and shrines in Koenji for the duration of the festival– over 10 days! Experience the world of Rakugo (traditional Japanese sit-down storytelling and comedy) at Koenji Engei Festival!

The Koenji Engei Festival usually has performances daily over the course of about a week in mid-February at various locations around Koenji.

Performances take place near Koenji Station, including Za-Koenji Theater and special shows more appropriate for international audiences at Chozenji Temple (address: 2 Chome-40-50 Koenjiminami, Suginami, Tokyo in the Koenji Temples Area) usually on the final weekend.


Translator: Mayumi
Photographer: Diego, TFF staff