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Kawagoe Festival | KAWAGOE

October 14 @ 10:00 - October 15 @ 22:00

Kawagoe Festival Photo Competition Winner, from the official website of the Kawagoe Matsuri
Kawagoe Festival Photo Competition Winner, from the official website of the Kawagoe Matsuri

The annual Kawagoe festival is growing year on year. This year they are anticipating a record number of visitors to join in the autumn festival celebration. There are over 1100 festival stalls lining the streets of the historic town, a lot of the food and game stalls are close to Hon-Kawagoe station. The floats and portable shrines parade the streets piping traditional Japanese festival music from late in the afternoon.

The festival is that big that it is spread out over a large area. The floats are up around the city hall. The festival stalls spread from Hon-Kawagoe station to the main tourist strip at Ichibangai. There are also stalls up the Crea Mall. There is an area for kids to play along here and the best kujibiki for kids:  Fun shopping and Festival Hotspot: Maruhiro | KAWAGOE

Queries to the Kawagoe Tourist office on 049-222-5556. Access from Seibu Shinjuku line’s Hon-Kawagoe and Tobu Tojo Line’s Kawagoe-shi stations. You can also walk from Tobu Tojo Line’s Kawagoe station, it takes about 12 minutes.

2017 information will be added as it is made available.

2016 Information

Update September 25th:
You can see the floats outside city hall  on Saturday the 15th between 2 pm and 3 pm.
You can see the Hayashi Dance performance on Saturday the 15th between 6 and 7 pm.
The floats will be paraded around City Hall on Sunday the 16th from 1.30 to 3 pm.

More information will be provided as it comes to light.

The full schedule for Saturday the 15th in Japanese:

Some information on the schedule to date (I will update as more information becomes available). (Japanese only)

While in Kawagoe, how about trying a foot spa café in a zen garden with beautiful Japanese parasols:

The local guide to cafes in Kawagoe: Part ①

Or rent a kimono for an authentic Japanese experience:

Kawagoe Kimono Toku|【Information Share】


October 14 @ 10:00
October 15 @ 22:00
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Kawagoe Ichibangai
kawagoe, saitama 350-0063 Japan
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