Night Festival at Shinjuku

(Updated: June 8, 2013 with high resolution photos)

We went to a festival at Shinjuku at 10pm today with the dorm tutors, and its supposed to happen every 16 years according to what the tutors posted on the door of the lobby of the dorm. It was very cold and it was some kind of Shinto festival because it was located on the grounds of a Shinto shrine. The bad thing about it was that the shrine was located in Kabuki-cho in Shinjuku, also known as the red light district of Tokyo, so on the way there, the streets were very filthy, tons of questionable people just standing and walking around and Africans asking people if they wanted to go into their “club”. At the festival, there were lot of food stands, lots selling yakisoba, octopus and others. I don’t really like Shinjuku, its dirty, filthy, and just a really crappy area when compared to other places in the greater Tokyo area.

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2 comments:

kinkinsoba (²Ò²) said...

Wow, I was surprised to read that this happens every 16 years! You are lucky to get this opportunity to go!

More pictres would be nice though.

Anonymous said...

Wow, everyday seems to be different for you. Today is this, tomorrow is that. hehe, I am envious.

DaYvid