ageo summer festival from the official Ageo Tourism website

The Ageo Summer Festival was one of only a handful of ‘mikoshi’ festivals that was on in 2022. A mikoshi is a portable shrine. The festival was on in 2023 and it will be on again in the summer of 2024.

Ageo Summer Festival

The Ageo Summer Festival is a two day festival held annually in July. However, the second day, the Sunday is the main day. They mikoshi, portable shrines, are displayed in each of the eight districts on the Saturday. On the Sunday they carry them around the Nakasendo and the area around Ageo station. The festival normally starts around noon and runs to 9.30 pm. However, last year the opening ceremony wasn’t until 2 pm and the mikoshi were paraded from around 2.30 pm. Which pattern they follow in 2024 remains to be seen. They have confirmed the dates for 2024, but not the times (as of June 21st 2024).

There are also festival floats and festival stalls at this festival. They usually have various other forms of entertainment on the Sunday too. Please note there are traffic restrictions on the Nakasendo and Ageo Station on that day. You won’t want to miss this MUD FESTIVAL also on the SUNDAY in Ageo City.

Information

Event: Ageo Summer Festival 2024 上尾夏祭り

Dates: Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th 2024

Time: from 2 pm on the Sunday

Cost: there is no admission fee.

Venue: around the Nakasendo at the east exit of JR Ageo Station.

Access

Close to the east exit of the JR Ageo Station. There is no official parking for this festival. Ageo City advise that you come by public transport.

Official event website as of June 21st 2024 they have not yet uploaded the information, but Ageo City Hall have confirmed the dates.

Unfortunately, there will be some noticeable absences this summer in Ageo City. For one, they not only cancelled the Ageo Fireworks this year, but they suspended them indefinitely (since 2020). Moreover, the outdoor seasonal pools at the prefectural aqua park in Ageo City closed permanently in 2022.

Images from the official Ageo Tourism site.

20180708. Last update June 21st 2024.

2 Comments

  1. It seems that heavy rains have occurred in various parts of Saitama prefecture. Was your area okay?

    1. Author

      I am sorry I only responding now. I am travelling at the moment. Thank you so much for checking in. The rain was very bad, but we were very lucky that we had no flooding. Just 2 kilometers up the road they had bad flooding and a power outage. :-0 Stay safe and thanks again.

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