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Gyoda Floating Castle Festival 行田浮き城祭り | GYODA

July 27, 2019 - July 28, 2019

oshi castle gyoda floating castle festival

Gyoda Ukijyo Matsuri or Gyoda Floating Castle Festival

Gyoda floating castle festival Gyoda Ukijyo Matsuri

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The Gyoda Floating Castle Festival is held every year on the last Saturday and Sunday of July. No doubt its name is associated with the Oshi Castle which was located in Gyoda City. It is nicknamed the floating castle of Oshi. One of two nicknames; the other being Turtle Castle. Part of the castle was reconstructed in 1988 (below photo).

Gyoda Floating castle of Oshi

Oshi Castle in Gyoda

This sacred rites festival attracts about 55,000 people from all over Saitama and beyond.  The Danbe Folk Dance is one of the highlights of this festival. There are also portable shrines, floats, a parade and festival stalls.

Time: 3.30 pm to 9 pm
Contact: 048-556-1111
Location: along Route 125 and Gyoda-Hasuda Avenue
Access: 1 minute walk from Chichibu Railway Gyodashi Station

Map in the grey details box at the bottom of the post.

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July 27, 2019
July 28, 2019
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Gyodashi station
19 Chūō,
Gyōda-shi,, Saitama-ken 361-0078 Japan
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