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Opening of the Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival | KAWAGOE

March 30, 2019 @ 10:00 16:00

(February 1st 2019) The flyer for 2019 is not yet ready, but the opening date for the 2019 30th Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival has been scheduled for March 30th from 10 am to 4 pm.

Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival

Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival Opening Ceremony 2018

Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival

From the Kawagoe City official site

A number of events will take place to celebrate the opening of the Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival on March 30th between 10 am and 4 pm. The spring festival will run until early May. The end date is has not yet been fixed.

Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival Opening Ceremony

For this the opening ceremony the area around Ichibangai will be pedestrianized, as such there will be disruptions to traffic, bus routes and parking.  The ceremony itself is carried out in Renkeiji around 11 am to just after noon. A marching band will leave from Renkeiji at 10.15 and march up to the top of Ichibangai. There are traditional ladder balancing performances at the Fuda no Tsuji end of Ichibangai from 10.05 to 10.15 am. This performance will then be carried out at Renkeiji at 10.40 to 10.50 am.

There are musket shooting performances at different times of the day at different locations. Generally those performances are in the afternoon. There are street performers around Fuda no Tsuji from noon until about 3 pm.  A mini concert starts at 3 pm in Renkeiji. There are other events planned throughout the day.

The event will still be carried out in the event of light rain, but heavy rain may cause changes or even a cancellation. Please check on the official site for up to date information if it is raining the morning of the festival.

Often (but not always, and again not confirmed for 2019 yet) the highly popular boat ride under cherry blossoms on Shingashi river is on the day after the opening ceremony.

That and other events over the course of the spring festival will be added to the events on the Saitama event calendar when the information becomes available.

Access Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival

Nearest station is Hon Kawagoe Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line, which is about a 6 minute walk to Renkeiji. It takes approximately 10 minutes from JR Kawagoe and Tobu Tojo Lines Kawagoe Station.

Limited parking and it is charged by the half hour, usually around 300 yen for half an hour on the weekend.


March 30
10:00 – 16:00
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