Eejanaika Toyohashi Matsuri | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Toyohashi Station 

[Eejanaika Toyohashi Matsuri]

"So Odori", a dance of about 20,000 people together, is spectacular

This event sees throngs of citizens make a stage of Toyohashi, one of the birthplaces of "Eejanaika", a carnival-like dance phenomenon that swept through Japan at the end of Edo period. It is filled with highlights such as a parade & carnival that genuine Yosakoi dance teams and marching bands join in, a dance contest, and Children's Sculpture Paradise. Above all, "So Odori", a dance of about 20,000 people in unison on the streets of Ekimae-odori, Hirokoji-dori and Kayamachi-dori, sweeps the entire length of the town with cheers and feverish excitement. Stalls where you can taste local delicacies are also a popular feature of this festival.
Posted photos Main "Eejanaika Toyohashi PareCa", parading through the streets
Two photos Upper photo The awesome "So Odori" with more than 20,000 people dancing together, lower photo Teams bring their individuality to the "dance contest"
Date October 15th and 16th, 2016
* The Eejanaika Toyohashi Matsuri is scheduled to be held every year on the third Saturday and Sunday of October.
Time 15th: 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (planned) (Dance contest etc. / Matsuba Park etc.)
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (planned) (So Odori / Ekimae-odori, Hirokoji-dori etc.)
16th: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (planned) (Eejanaika Toyohashi PareCa / Hirokoji-dori etc.)
Location Main venues
Ekimae-odori, Hirokoji-dori, Matsuba Park etc.
Phone Toyohashi Matsuri Committee (within the Toyohashi City Tourism Promotion Division)
+81-532-51-2430 (Japanese only)
Access Ekimae-odori: Approx. 1-minute walk from "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen
Hirokoji-dori: Approx. 3-minute walk from "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen
Matsuba Park: Approx. 7-minute walk from "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen

updated on Sep 30, 2016

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