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Updated: May 16, 2019

19th Shinjuku Eisa Festival 第19回 新宿エイサーまつり

Around the West and East Exits of Shinjuku Station, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Late July 2020

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

During the celebrations, performers form a procession and dance through the streets to the beat of taiko drums. Okinawans have a very distinct drumming style and traditional attire, so this unique event sets itself apart from Tokyo's many other festivals. Come feel the energy at this festival that attracts close to a million spectators each year.

How to Get There

  • Shinjuku Station | West Exit and East Exit
    JR lines | Keio Line | Odakyu Line | Tokyo Metro lines | Toei Subway lines



Opening Hours

  • 12:00–20:00
  • The event will not be canceled in the event of rain.
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