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Omiya Summer Festival Nakasendo Matsuri | SAITAMA CITY
August 1 @ 17:00 - August 2 @ 22:00
The Nakasendo matsuri is just one of many festivals held in Omiya at the end of July and start of August each summer. They are collectively called “Omiya Summer Festival”.
The Nakasendo Matsuri is held annually on August 1st and 2nd whether it is a weekend or not. The Nakasendo or Nakasendo trail was a type of highway that linked Kyoto to current day Tokyo.
On both nights the festival starts from roughly 5 pm and includes a mikoshi procession, dance and traditional music. (A mikoshi is a palanquin or portable shrine). It takes place around the east exit of the station. On the 1st it finishes up at 9 pm and on the 2nd at 10 pm.
This festival will not go ahead if it is raining.
Please see the grey box below for map, official website and more information.
For more summer festivals and events in Saitama please see the main event pages.
Featured image from the Saitama Prefectural festival website.