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Opening of the Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival | KAWAGOE
March 31 @ 10:00 - 16:00
Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival Opening Ceremony 2018
A number of events will take place to celebrate the opening of the 2018 Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival, which is scheduled to take place on March 31st 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm. The festival runs until May 5th.
Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival Opening Ceremony
For this the opening ceremony the area around Ichibangai will be pedestrianized, as such there will be disruptions to traffic, bus routes and parking. The ceremony itself is carried out in Renkeiji around 11 am to just after noon. A marching band will leave from Renkeiji at 10.15 and march up to the top of Ichibangai. There are traditional ladder balancing performances at the Fuda no Tsuji end of Ichibangai from 10.05 to 10.15 am. This performance will then be carried out at Renkeiji at 10.40 to 10.50 am.
There are 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. A mini concert starts at 3 pm in Renkeiji. 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 site for up to date information if it is raining the morning of the festival.
The following day is the highly acclaimed and extremely popular boat ride under cherry blossoms on Shingashi river.
You will find even more events on the Saitama event calendar.
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.
Limited parking and it is charged by the half hour, usually around 300 yen for half an hour on the weekend.