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Kawagoe Festival (Updated) | KAWAGOE
October 14 @ 10:00 - October 15 @ 22:00
The annual Kawagoe festival is growing year on year. This year they are anticipating a record number of visitors to join in the autumn festival celebration. There are over 1100 festival stalls lining the streets of the historic town, a lot of the food and game stalls are close to Hon-Kawagoe station. The floats and portable shrines parade the streets piping traditional Japanese festival music from late in the afternoon.
The festival is that big that it is spread out over a large area. The floats are up around the city hall. The festival stalls spread from Hon-Kawagoe station to the main tourist strip at Ichibangai. There are also stalls up the Crea Mall. There is an area for kids to play along here and the best kujibiki for kids: Fun shopping and Festival Hotspot: Maruhiro | KAWAGOE
Queries to the Kawagoe Tourist office on 049-222-5556. Access from Seibu Shinjuku line’s Hon-Kawagoe and Tobu Tojo Line’s Kawagoe-shi stations. You can also walk from Tobu Tojo Line’s Kawagoe station, it takes about 12 minutes.
Kawagoe Festival 2017 information
You can see the floats outside city hall on Saturday the 14th between 1.30 pm and 3 pm.
You can see the floats lit up and being moved around like a dance performance on Saturday the 14th between 6 and 7 pm. The map of locations where this will happen:
The floats will be paraded around City Hall again on Sunday the 15th from 11.15 am to 12.15 pm.
The full schedule for Saturday the 14th in Japanese:
The full schedule for Sunday the 15th in Japanese:
While in Kawagoe, how about trying a foot spa café in a zen garden with beautiful Japanese parasols:
Or rent a kimono for an authentic Japanese experience: