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

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[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, the birthplace of "Eejanaika", a carnival-like dance phenomenon that swept through Japan at the end of Edo period. The festival features many highlights; Eejanaika Toyohashi PareCa, which fuses together a parade and a carnival; Eejanaika Dance Zanmai, a dance festival with various performances; the children's art paradise, etc.. 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 "Eejanaika Dance Zanmai"
Date October 20th and 21st, 2018
* The Eejanaika Toyohashi Matsuri is scheduled to be held every year on the third Saturday and Sunday in October.
Time 20th: 10:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (planned) (Eejanaika Dance Zanmai etc. / Matsuba Park etc.)
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (planned) (So Odori / Ekimae-odori, Hirokoji-dori etc.)
21st: 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 Mar 30, 2018

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