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New Playground at Higashimatsuyama Botanen | HIGASHIMATSUYAMA

August 1 - August 31
Higashimatsuyama Botanen, 大字大谷1148−1
Higashimatsuyama, Saitama 355-0008 Japan

The new playground at Botanen in Higashimatsuyama (the one near Shinrin Park NOT Yakyu Inari) will temporarily open for the summer holidays from August 1st to 31st. It will not... Read more »

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Asaka City Festival “Saikasai” | ASAKA

August 4 - August 6
Asaka Central Park, Aobadai, 1 Chome−9−1
Asaka City, Saitama 351-0016 Japan

Due to all this festival has to offer, plus its proximity to Tokyo, as well as the central location only 5 minutes walk from Asaka station, this 3 day festival is one... Read more »

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Wind Chimes event at Hikawa Shrine | KAWAGOE

July 1 @ 09:00 - September 10 @ 21:00
Hikawa Shrine Japan

The "ema" (wooden plaques for writing prayers) of Hikawa shrine wind chimes This year the annual wind chimes at Hikawa Shrine in Kawagoe will be on display much earlier than... Read more »

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Toda Children’s Center “Kodomo No Kuni” Summer Pools | TODA

July 1 @ 09:00 - September 15 @ 17:00
Toda Children’s Center Kodomo No Kuni, 〒335-0023 埼玉県戸田市本町1丁目17 Japan
¥50

Toda Children's Center Kodomo no kuni's excellent children's pools will be open from July 1st to September 15th this year. They have a 30 cm pool and a 45 cm... Read more »

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Summer Water Park at Seibu Amusement Park | TOKOROZAWA

July 8 @ 08:00 - September 3 @ 17:00
Seibu Amusement Park, 2964 Yamaguchi,
Tokorozawa , Saitama 359-1145 Japan
¥2400

The summer pools at Seibu Amusement Park are scheduled to open on July 8th this year. They have a night pool on select dates from the middle of July.  Seibu amusement park... Read more »

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Kawagoe Water Park Summer 2017 | KAWAGOE

July 15 @ 09:00 - September 3 @ 17:00
kawagoe Water Park, 〒350-1171 埼玉県川越市大字池辺880 Japan
¥720

Kawagoe Suijo Kouen, or Kawagoe Water or Aquatic Park, is one of the bigger summer pools in Saitama. Like all the other seasonal pools, it only opens for 7 weeks... Read more »

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Spaaark!!! A Gymnastic Digital Attraction Pop Up | SAITAMA

July 21 @ 10:00 - August 20 @ 16:30
Saitama Super Arena, 8 Shintoshin, Chuo Ku
saitama, saitama 330-9111 Japan
¥800

Got to love the obscure names some Japanese event organisers come up with for pop-up events. "Spaaark!!! I am also a creator" with the sub-line "A gymnastic digital attraction" attempts... Read more »

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Rilu Rilu Fairilu Pop-Up Corner in Shinrin Park | NAMEGAWA

July 22 @ 09:30 - September 3 @ 17:00
Shinrin Park, 1920 Yamata, Namegawa Machi
Hiki-gun, Saitama Japan

This pop-up play area in Shinrin Park will open with a Rilu Rilu Fairilu Show and Mini Performance | NAMEGAWA  on the 22nd of July.  This pop up Rilu Rilu Fairilu corner... Read more »

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Warabi Hata Festival | WARABI

August 4 @ 13:30 - August 7 @ 21:00
Warabi Station, Tsukagoshi, 1 Chome−4−1
Warabi, Saitama 335-0002 Japan

Images from the official website August 4th Children can write their tanabata messages and stick to bamboo trees from the 4th to the 7th. Tanabata streamers decorate the streets. They... Read more »

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21st Omiya East Summer Festival | SAITAMA CITY

August 4 @ 16:00 - August 5 @ 21:00
Omiya Station, Nishikicho, Omiya Ward
Saitama City, Saitama 330-0853 Japan

Never fear if you missed yesterday's West Omiya festival, this weekend the East will hold their 21st annual festival! This one doesn't unfortunately have a kid's festival like on the... Read more »

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10:00

Kamifukuoaka Tanabata Festival | FUJIMINO

August 5 @ 10:00 - August 6 @ 19:30
Kamifukuoka Station, 1 Chome-1 Kamifukuoka
Fujimino, Saitama 356-0004 Japan

This festival has a long history, 63 years to be exact, but very little information online.  There isn't even information on the city's website yet. I have actually been a... Read more »

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Tatara Festival and fireworks | KAWAGUCHI

August 5 @ 10:00 - August 6 @ 20:00
Kawaguchi Autorace Site, 5 Chome-21-1 Aoki
Kawaguchi City, Saitama 332-0031 Japan

This is the largest annual festival in Kawaguchi with over 160 stalls and approximately 150,000 people attending.  At the end of the festival ,from about  7.45 pm, 3000 fireworks are... Read more »

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11:00

Sayama City Irumagawa Tanabata Festival & Fireworks | SAYAMA

August 5 @ 11:00 - August 6 @ 21:00
Sayama City Train Station, 4 Gion
Sayama, Saitama 350-1307 Japan

Listed in the top 3 Tanabata (Star) festivals for the whole of Kanto, this two day festival draws approximately 130,000 people annually. The city displays 140 tanabata decorations such as... Read more »

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12:00

Menuma Festival | KUMAGAYA

August 5 @ 12:00 - 22:00
Menuma Sports Park, 200 Iizuka
Kumagaya, Saitama 360-0231 Japan

This child friendly festival is held between 12 and 10 pm. The earlier part of the day there is a bazaar and Flea market as well as kid's show and Jyankan competition.   There... Read more »

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14:00

Ranzan Summer Festival | RANZAN

August 5 @ 14:00 - 21:00
Musashi Ranzan Station, Sugaya, Ranzan
Hiki District, Saitama 355-0221 Japan

Traditional festival with mikoshi, performances, dance, music and festival stalls.

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17:30

Furutonegawa Floating Lantern Festival | SUGITO TOWN

August 5 @ 17:30 - 21:00

Between 200 and 300 floating lanterns are sent down Furutonegawa river, including Japan's largest lantern, during this traditional festival in Sugito Town.  About 35,000 people come to witness this spectacular scene.... Read more »

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19:00

One of Saitama’s largest: Ageo Fireworks | AGEO

August 5 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Riverside Phoenix Golf Course, 〒362-0059 Saitama Prefecture, Ageo, Hirakata, 2606−1

Ageo fireworks are one of the 10 largest firework displays in Saitama. Approximately 10,000  fireworks will be launched, including “shakudama” 尺玉 which are the largest sized shells. There are starmines... Read more »

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Yorii Tamayodo Suitenguusai Fireworks and Festival | YORII

August 5 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Saitama Museum of Rivers, 39 Kozono, Yorii, Osato District, Saitama Prefecture 369-1217 Japan

A spectacular setting of lantern floats with the magnificent backdrop of fireworks in this traditional festival that attracts about 70,000 people. There are about 5000 fireworks launched including the Niagara type and... Read more »

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Todabashi Fireworks (Itabashi Fireworks) | TODA

August 5 @ 19:00 - 20:30
Toda Park Rowing Course, Todakōen, 5 埼玉県戸田市戸田公園5-27
Toda-shi, Saitama-ken 〒335-0024 Japan

Image from the official website Todabashi fireworks are one of the biggest in Saitama. What makes them particularly special is that they are run in conjunction with Itabashi fireworks which... Read more »

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19:30

Seibu Amusement Park Fireworks | TOKOROZAWA

August 5 @ 19:30 - August 6 @ 20:30
Seibu Amusement Park, 2964 Yamaguchi,
Tokorozawa , Saitama 359-1145 Japan
¥1100

The Seibu Amusement park fireworks and special celebrations start this month of August. Most weekends you can enjoy a firework show,  from about 7.45 pm, as a paying customer of... Read more »

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