Soka children's festival

The Children’s Spring Festival in Soka is very popular with locals. Even during the pandemic many families participated. There are a multitude of individual events on for children at the festival. Unfortunately, for the second year in a row, the city have opted to put nothing but the date on the official city website. However, this year for the first time in two years, the event has a dedicated page on the Soka JCI website. But it is currently a skeleton page. Hopefully they will fill it with information in due course!

Soka Children’s Spring Festival

The flyer says that the event starts at 10 am, but the opening ceremony is actually at 9.30 am. Moreover, they will start distributing tickets for certain events from 9.30 am. There are a wide range of events usually on on the day. For example, in 2023 they had crafts, canoeing, tug of war and chasing to name but a few. There was also service vehicles on display that you could get your photo taken with. In addition, there were festival booths selling things like yakisoba and juice. However, information for 2024 is still not available – last check April 16th 2024. Please check the official website linked below for the most recent information. I won’t be able to check frequently for updates.


Event: The 24th annual Children’s Spring Festival 第24回春の子どもフェスタ

Date: Sunday April 28th 2024

Time: 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Cost: free to enter the festival area, individual events may incur a cost

Venue: Matsubara Ayase River Park, 1 Chome-10 Matsue, Sōka, Saitama 340-0013. View on Google Maps.


There is no parking for this event. However, there is parking for bicycles. The park is about a ten minute walk from Tobu’s Dokkyo Daigaku mae / Soka-Matsubara Station.

Official event page for 2024.

Venue’s official web page.


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