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Kuroyama waterfalls light up and live music

August 10, 2019 @ 17:00 - August 18, 2019 @ 21:00

Kuroyama waterfalls light up

Kuroyama waterfalls light up and live music

For anyone looking for a local festival attended by small numbers in a rural area commutable from Tokyo, this event maybe of interest. Kuroyama waterfalls are three waterfalls close together in Ogose, Saitama. There are two right beside each other, Odaki and Medaki, and a third Tengu a few minutes walk away.

The waterfalls are lit up at dusk for the Obon period. This year, 2019, that is from August 10th to to 18th. Light up is from 6 pm to 9 pm and festival stalls are open from 5 pm. On the last night Sunday the 18th there will also be live music performances.

Access Kuroyama Waterfalls

Bus Schedule

From Ogose station there are buses at

  • 4.07 pm
  • 5.11 pm
  • 6.29 pm
  • 7.32 pm

From the waterfalls you can get a bus at

  • 8 pm
  • 9.05 pm

Map in the grey details box at the bottom of the post.

Official website

Things to do in Ogose, Saitama:

Enjoy a bath or relaxation in the trendy You Park | OGOSE

Other seasonal events in Ogose:

Ogose is famous for its plum blossoms as it is home to one of the three big plum blossom groves of the Kanto region:

Ogose Plum Blossom Festival 2020

Ogose is also relatively well known for its azalea festival in Godaison:




August 10, 2019 @ 17:00
August 18, 2019 @ 21:00
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Kuroyama Waterfalls
Ogose, Iruma District, Saitama 350-0424 Japan
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