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**During the 2020 Coronavirus Outbreak events are subject to change and cancellation at a moment’s notice. Please do always check with the official website for any last minute changes or cancellations.**
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CANCELLED Opening of the Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival
March 28 @ 10:00 - 16:00Free
The Kawagoe Official Event Information website has released the proposed date of the 31st Kawagoe Spring Festival in 2020. The opening date for the 2020 Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival has been scheduled for Saturday March 28th 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm.
This event for 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak.
A number of events will take place to the opening of the Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival on that date. The spring festival will run until early May. The end date has not yet been set. Typically it is during Golden Week. All information is to follow, they’ve literally just released the date and no flyer for the event is currently available.
Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival Opening Ceremony
For the opening ceremony of the spring festival the area around Ichibangai will be pedestrianized, as such there will be disruptions to traffic, bus routes and parking.
The ceremony itself is usually carried out in Renkeiji around 11 am to just after noon (2019 and previous year). A marching band will leave from Renkeiji around that time and march up to the top of Ichibangai. There are usually traditional ladder balancing performances at the Fuda no Tsuji end of Ichibangai in the morning.
There are generally musket shooting performances at different times of the day at different locations. Generally those performances are in the afternoon. There are street performers around Fuda no Tsuji from noon until about 3 pm. Renkeiji usually has a couple of mini concerts. There are other events planned throughout the day.
The event will still be carried out in the event of light rain, but heavy rain may cause changes or even a cancellation. Please check on the official tourism website for Kawagoe for up to date information nearer the date – such as announcements of changes or cancellations due to weather or other mitigating factors.
The highly popular boat ride under cherry blossoms on Shingashi river has also been scheduled. Check out all that information here.
I keep events as up to date as is possible, so I will be adding more information as it becomes available.
Access Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival
Nearest station is Hon Kawagoe Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line, which is about a 6 minute walk to Renkeiji. It takes approximately 10 minutes from JR Kawagoe and Tobu Tojo Lines Kawagoe Station.
There is limited parking and it is charged by the half hour, usually around 300 yen for half an hour on the weekend.
Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors, particularly with the current Coronavirus outbreak.