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Kasukabe Big Kite Festival | KASUKABE
May 3 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Kasukabe Big Kite Festival
Just an hour from Tokyo, this “only in Japan” traditional event is held annually on both the 3rd and 5th of May.
In the large kite festival in the city of Kasukabe is held on May 3rd and 5th of every year,
two large kites (length 15m, side 11m, weight 800kg) of a hundred tatami mats and
two small kites (length 6m, width 4m, weighs 150kg) will float in the sky.
The kite is made for over 3 months and is constructed with Japanese paper and bamboo.
The appearance in which large kites actually fly are a masterpiece. Please come and experience this ancient tradition by all means. Source: Chokotabi Saitama
If there is rain on both days the event will be held on May 6th only.
Kasukabe Big Kite Festival Access
The event is held at the Edogawa riverbed of Nishihoshubana. Map in the grey details box at the very bottom of the post.
By public transport
You can take an Asahi bus or shuttle bus from Kasukabe station East exit on the Tobu Skytree Line. The bus goes to Seikyado central terminal and you alight at Odako Park. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes on the bus, then 3 minutes on foot.
60 min from Tokyo by Japan National Route No.4
25 min from Iwakitsuki IC (Tohoku Expressway)
25 min from Kashiwa IC (Joban Expressway)
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