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Konosu Summer Festival | KONOSU

July 13, 2019 @ 14:30 - July 15, 2019 @ 21:00

konosu summer festival

Konosu Summer Festival –  a festival with more than a hundred years of history on one of Japan’s most famous trails. Twelve “mikoshi”, which are a palanquin or portable shrine, are carried 3 kilometers down a pedestrianized area near Konosu station. There is a children’s mikoshi event too.

Featured image from the Konosu Tourism Website.

konosu summer festival
From the Konosu Official Tourism Website

Festival time

Konosu Summer festival runs for the three days of the long weekend in July annually. The festival starts around 2.30 pm, with the mikoshi carrying commencing shortly after. The festival generally runs until about 9 pm.

(There are other smaller events the previous and following day).

Konosu Summer Festival Access

The Konosu Summer Festival takes place 5 minutes from the east exit of the JR Konosu station on the famous Nakasendo, the old trail / highway that linked Edo and Kyoto.

There is limited parking at 4 different sites, mapped here:

Konosu is a great city for festivals and record breaking history, you can find lots more information about Konosu on the blog (click). For more festivals and events in Saitama, please see the main event pages.


July 13, 2019 @ 14:30
July 15, 2019 @ 21:00
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Konosu Station
5 Sakaechō,
Kōnosu-shi,, Saitama-ken 365-0055 Japan
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