Konosu Summer Festival – a festival with more than a hundred years of history on one of Japan’s most famous trails. Twelve “mikoshi”, which are a palanquin or portable shrine, are carried 3 kilometers down a pedestrianized area near Konosu station. There is a children’s mikoshi event too.
From the Konosu Official Tourism Website
The festival starts around 2.30 pm, with the mikoshi carrying commencing shortly after. The festival generally runs until about 9 pm.
(There are other smaller events the previous and following day).
Konosu Summer Festival Access
The Konosu Summer Festival takes place 5 minutes from the east exit of the JR Konosu station on the famous Nakasendo, the old trail / highway that linked Edo and Kyoto.
There is limited parking at 4 different sites, mapped here:
From the official prefectural website
Konosu is a great city for festivals and record breaking history, you can find lots more information about Konosu on the blog (click)
. For more festivals and events in Saitama, please see the main event pages.