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CANCELLED Higashimatsuyama Summer Festival 2020

July 25 - July 26

Yakyu Inari Mikoshi at the Higashimatsuyama Summer Festival

Celebrated annually on the 4th Saturday and Sunday of July, the Higashimatsuyama Summer Festival combines an older festival, Hachiman Shrine Tenno Sama festival, and a modern twist of it, Tenno Sama Summer festival. Around 80,000 people attend over the two day period.

Unfortunately in 2020 the event will not go ahead. It has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Official notification of cancellation.

2019 Information

Higashimatsuyama Summer Festival
From the official tourist site of Saitama prefecture, please click to be redirected (Japanese language only).

This year the dates fall on July 27th and 28th. The main part of the festival is at night from 6 pm. This is when the mikoshi, palanquin / portable shrines, do their dance / song fight off! You can see the mikoshi being carried around town before that too. At various stages of the day they also have a children’s mikoshi. There are events from as early as 8 am until 9 pm (but please note the earlier events are usually more for locals and the real festivities don’t start until the afternoon).

The area of the festival is from Botan street (Higashimatsuyama Station) to Jonuma Park (opposite the main Higashimatsuyama Library), including Yakyu Inari baseball shrine.

The featured image at the very top of the page is the mikoshi (portable shrine) of the Yakyu area of Higashimatsuyama from the official Higashimatsuyama City website.

Access Higashimatsuyama Summer Festival

There is no parking available during the summer festival. You can come by Tobu bus or Tobu Tojo Line and alight at Higashimatsuyama Station.

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

Official event webpage.



Higashimatsuyama Station
Higashimatsuyama Station, 1 Chome-12 Yakyūchō
Higashimatsuyma, Saitama 355-0028 Japan
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