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Updated: May 16, 2019

18th Shinjuku Eisa Festival 第18回 新宿エイサーまつり

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

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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