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17th Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri Festival
17th Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri Festival

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17th Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri Festival 第17回 新宿エイサーまつり

How to Get There

  • Shinjuku Sta.
  • JR Lines | Marunouchi Line | Oedo Line | Keio Line | Seibu Shinjuku Line | Odakyu Line


The Eisa Matsuri Festival originated in Okinawa as a festival to honor the island's ancestors and pray for the well-being of families and economic the prosperity. Today this event is also celebrated in Shinjuku.

During the celebrations, various performers form a procession and dance through the streets to the beat of taiko drums. The Okinawan drumming style and traditional dress is quite different to many of Tokyo's other matsuri, offering a very unique energy that never fails to fascinate the event's close to a million spectators.


Opening Hours

  • 12:00–20:00
  • The event will be held as scheduled in light rain.

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