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Misato Ferry Crossing Festival

May 11 @ 10:00 15:00

The 9th annual Misato Ferry Crossing Festival is on Saturday May 11th (weather permitting) from 10 am to 3 pm. It is held at Misato’s emergency wharf on the Edo River, beside Misato No Kaze Hiroba. The event will be cancelled if it is raining.

Festival Line Up

  • You can ride on various water rides such as jet skis and small boats (ticket required)*
  • Rescue Demonstration
  • Earthquake simulator
  • Fire truck ladder you can climb
  • Festival game booths – yoyo, ring hoop etc
  • Crafts including kite making**
  • Dance performance
  • Food / drink / rest area

*For the boat rides a ticket is required. Tickets are given out on a first come first served basis. **The kite making class costs 400 yen to cover the cost of the materials used to make the kite.

Access Misato Ferry Crossing Festival

The emergency wharf where the festival takes place is located on the Edogawa Riverbed close to the south exit of the JR Musashino Line Misato Station in Misato City. It is only a 5 minute walk from Misato station to the festival site. You can see the railway bridge of the Musashino Line from the festival site.

More information in Japanese on the official website.

For more events in Saitama, please see the main event pages.


Misato Emergency Wharf

1 Chome-8-11
Misato, Saitama 341-0024 Japan
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