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Tokorozawa Festival | TOKOROZAWA
October 13 @ 10:30 - 21:00Free
This year you can visit the annual Tokorozawa festival on Sunday the 13th of October (2019). In previous years you could enjoy the festival over two days. However, since 2018 the main parade, music and street performances all happen on the one and only day of the festival.
The mikoshi portable shrine is carried up and down the main thoroughfare from the West exit of Tokorozawa Station to Kanayama area. You can see a lot of the activities around the Motomachi community wide space 元町コミュニティ広場 from 1 to 7 pm.
There are also festivities around the station area from early morning until about 8 pm. On that day you can not drive up the main thoroughfare until after 9 pm at night. Among the many things you can enjoy, apart from the mikoshi, are Taiko drums and yosakoi traditional dance performances, and traditional music. There is a bazaar with booths and stalls.
Tokorozawa Festival Details:
You will find the official website, map and further details are all in the grey details box below. There is great information on the Saitama official tourism website in English, click on the below photo to be brought to that website:
Access Tokorozawa Festival
The festival is held close to the Tokorozawa station which is on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line. Map in the grey details box at the bottom of the post.
Other events held in Tokorozawa:
Other things to do in Tokorozawa:
If you are a Ghibli fan you will not want to miss the chance to hike the Totoro Forests and visit Kurosuke’s House in Sayama Hills. Tokorozawa is home to the very excellent Aviation Memorial Park and Aviation Museum.
For more events in Saitama please see the main events calendar.
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.
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