Shinjuku is a city where various and many events are held every day, including music, art, theater, entertainment, and history exploration. The Shinjuku Field Museum is a project in which the organizers of these events form a council, aggregate and disseminate events, and aim to promote the culture and art of Shinjuku and create hustle and bustle.

Why not discover new charms of Shinjuku by seeing, listening, experiencing, and feeling? We look forward to hosting a variety of attractive events.

Shinjuku Station West Side Area EVENT SEARCH

The Shinjuku Station West Side Area began in 1960 when the Tokyo Metropolitan Government decided to relocate the Yodobashi Water Purification Plant, which was located at the Shinjuku Station West Side Area, and sold part of the site to the private sector.

The private companies that purchased the land established the Shinjuku New City Development Council (SKK) in 1968 (currently 11 companies) and have been working together to create a better city.

Today, the lush green Shinjuku Central Park spreads beyond the skyscrapers, and the old shopping streets and residential areas still remain around it.

On weekdays, the offices in the building complex are in operation and the area is bustling with crowds of people, but on weekends and holidays, the hustle and bustle wanes, so various efforts are being made to create a constant flow of people.

Shinjuku Station East Side Area EVENT SEARCH

Many people might imagine the Shinjuku Station East Side Area as “Shinjuku” where around the east exit of Shinjuku station with long-established firms of presence, gorgeous Kabukicho and Shinjuku Sanchome.

In 1699, a town called “Naito Shinjuku” was established on the Naito family's estate, and the area that is now known as “Shinjuku” eventually became a large downtown area. Although it is an area with a strong impression of shopping and eating and drinking, it is also an area where cultural and arts are concentrated, including movie theaters, theaters, art galleries, galleries, live houses, and Rakugo (the traditional Japanese art of storytelling) theaters. This is the Shinjuku Station East Side Area where multiple districts next to one another with different atmosphere form a dynamic culture.

Ichigaya / Yotsuya Area EVENT SEARCH

It is no exaggeration to say that the Ichigaya/Yotsuya Area, which is home to so many temples, that it is often referred to as a “temple town”, is responsible for Shinjuku's history, culture, and art. There are Mizuma Art Gallery where you can experience cutting-edge art, Sato Art Museum which exhibits Japanese paintings, Tokyo Toy Museum where parents and children can enjoy a day together, and Meiji Jingu Gaien Shotoku Memorial Picture Gallery where you can get a bird's-eye view of the turbulent Meiji era (1868~1912) with paintings by famous painters. There are also unique and interesting museums such as the Min-On Music Museum, Shinjuku History Museum, and Teikoku Databank Historical Museum. In addition, Tokyo Metropolitan High School of Arts is an educational institution that produces future artists. Don't forget the Japan Foundation and the Korean Cultural Center, where you can learn and experience the cultures of various countries.

Ushigome-kagurazaka Area EVENT SEARCH

Ushigome Kagurazaka, which has been alive mainly since bukemachi (samurai town) in the Edo era (1603~1867) and hanamachi (leisure district) in the Meiji era (1868~1912). While many towns in Tokyo have changed, there is a mysterious urban space where the slopes and alleys complicated. In this town, there are people who are involved in various Japanese traditional performing arts, and there are many people gather to hand down unique Japanese cultures such as Japanese tea ceremony, and even now we can still closely feel Japanese tradition. However, the charm of this place is not only tradition, but also to have been sending its culture while interacting with tradition and modernity. Even now, it has not changed and a variety of talents that lead the latest era in such as dance, music, and art gather. We are creating a true “village” community in the middle of Tokyo. That might be the biggest attraction of Ushigome Kagurazaka.

Okubo / Takadanobaba / Waseda Area EVENT SEARCH

Takadanobaba/Waseda Village is an area of education and culture. Waseda University, which represents an education and culture town of Waseda and Takadanobaba, has been producing many writers, theatrical people and journalists representing Japan. Because of its history of accepting Chinese students from an early stage, Waseda University still has the largest number of Chinese students in Japan. Waseda is now probably the only area in the world that has a used bookstore attached to a university. There are also many casual restaurants as it is a students town, and the area around Takadanobaba Station is also known as a competitive area for ramen restaurants.

In addition, in Okubo, which is said to be the largest Korea Town in Japan, there line up not only Korean but also Asian and Middle Eastern countries' dining and grocery outlets and even within Shinjuku where there are many foreigners, it is the most multicultural and international city. Waseda, Takadanobaba, and Okubo can be said to be a district filled with energy, where young people gather and enjoy diverse cultures.


Do you know that Edo (the former name of Tokyo) was an area where dyeing production area along with Kanazawa and Kyoto? It was during the Meiji and Taisho eras (1868~1926) when dyeing companies began to migrate to Ochiai Area. Since then, Ochiai has supported one part of Edo dyeing as a town of dyeing. Even now there are many workshops here and there that continue to keep the “Edo dyeing” in Ochiai. Currently, we are conducting a town revitalization project using the keyword “dyeing”. Ochiai is also an area where many literary figures and painters such as Fumiko Hayashi (a novelist, 1903~1951), Yuzo Saeki (a painter, 1898~1928), and Tsune Nakamura lived (a painter, 1887~1924), so you can see its artistic side. Ochiai Area where rivers and rivers meet each other, now became a town where people and culture meet each other.