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Kawagoe Remix in 2019 | KAWAGOE
September 7, 2019 @ 13:00 - September 8, 2019 @ 20:00Free
Kawagoe Remix – A few years ago we serendipitously visited this festival on the main tourist street, Ichibangai, in Kawagoe. That year and for the last few years the festival was held in November, but from 2018 they changed the date to September.
This year, 2019, the Kawagoe Remix event will be held on Saturday September 7th and Sunday September 8th. As such, it will overlap with the last weekend for the light up at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine too.
The festival is a mix of art, music and food appreciation. The area will be pedestrianized for most of the weekend as some of the light installations and some art are displayed in the center of the main tourist street in Ichibangai (see map below). Some of the famous buildings are illuminated for the occasion too. There are usually light displays and illumination in the rest areas too. They turn the lights on in the installations from 5 pm.
They have live music throughout the day and night in various locations in the area. A number of restaurants participate in the Kawagoe Remix food fair discount booklet. You can purchase a booklet of tickets that allows you discounted meals in participating restaurants. This year there is also a bar discount booklet, for nine participating bars in Kawagoe. You can purchase the ticket at any 7-11 convenience store. One of the participating restaurants is Hatsuneya Garden:
—Happy Infusion of Food, Sound and Light
The layout for the live music is the same as last year – two main stages marked in dark blue circles in the map below. The yellow indicates places with light up displays.
In 2015 when we first visited it wasn’t too crowded, but there was a great atmosphere accentuated by the illuminated installations and live music. The kids really enjoyed the light up and a few street performers that were entertaining people. We also got handed a few freebies on the street. Getting home was difficult though as traffic and public transport had been disrupted, but other than that it was a great evening out.
Inquires by phone to: 049-227-9496
Kawagoe Remix Access:
About a 15 minute walk from Tobu Tojo Line Kawagoe Station.
Approximately an 11 minute walk from Tobu Tojo Line Kawagoe Shi Station.
Approximately an 9 minute walk from Hon-Kawagoe Station.
Points of Interest in Kawagoe
- Cherry Blossoms at Sakitama Kofun Park
- The Senbonzakura of Mt Torayama
- Jougaya Embankment Cherry Blossom Bank
- Cherry blossoms and Rapeseed Yoshimi
- Cherry blossom viewing in Saitama in 2020
- Why Japan has so “few” Covid-19 cases
- From March 16th – where is open and where is not?
- Arakawa Tarouemon and Honda Airport
- Photo Friday: Kita Asaba Cherry Blossoms Today
- Green Tea Ceremony Saitama in NWEC Ranzan
- Weeping cherry blossom Nakain | KAWAGOE
- Cancelled events in Saitama in 2020
- Until March 15th: Places that are closed (or open)
- Hanyu Riverside Park
- Saitama Aquarium in Hanyu
Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors.