Summer festival season is coming now in Western Tokyo Tama area as well !
Awa Odori is one of the major Japanese traditional folk dances with the traditional instruments such as Drums, Shamisen, Flute, etc.
The original area is Tokushima in Shikoku area, however we can see this kind of folk dance festival at various places in Japan nowadays.
In the Western Tokyo Tama area, there are two popular Awa Odori festivals, in Koganei city and in Mitaka city.
In 2016, the 38th festival in Koganei was held on the 23th and 24th July, however the 49th festival in Mitaka will be held on the 20th and 21st August so you can enjoy watching the fantastic moment with the traditional culture !
Related website (Japanese only but Movie available)
Koganei : http://www.koganei-awaodori.jp/
Mitaka : http://awaodori.mitaka.ne.jp/
Even after Sakura season, Inokashira Park is always welcoming your visit !
Under the natural green leaves and with fresh river water, you would be able to have a relax at this park and it's a nice place for picnic as well.
Let's enjoy your great time !
Park information in English : http://www.kensetsu.metro.tokyo.jp/kouen/kouenannai/park/english/inokashira.pdf
Inokashira Park is famous for Spring Sakura spot in Western Tokyo Tama area however it's also nice place as Autumn Red Leaves around Novemver every year.
Please check the peak period of Red Leaves before your visit Japan !
Musashino no mori Park is located near Chofu Airport in Tokyo Mitaka, Chofu, and Fuchu.
It's a large park with historical spot of Ohsawa aircraft concrete hangers and a nice spot for picnic with aircraft from the Chofu airport.