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Sakado Summer Yosakoi

August 17, 2019 @ 12:00 - August 18, 2019 @ 20:00

Sakado Summer Yosakoi

Sakado Summer Yosakoi, a traditional dance festival, is scheduled for Saturday August 17th and Sunday August 18th 2019. The festival is held around the Tobu Tojo line Sakado station area.

There is usually a couple of children’s performance during the two day period, but last year they were cancelled due to the heat wave. This year the weather currently doesn’t look too bad for the period, but please note any extreme weather such as a high temperatures or a typhoon may cause changes to the proposed schedule. The festival does usually go ahead if there is just light rain.

Sakado host two Yosakoi traditional dance festivals annually. The summer festival is relatively  famous although quite new. It was started in 2001, but is one of the largest in the Kanto region during the month of August. Approximately a quarter of a million people come to watch the 5000 plus dancers perform traditional and vibrant yosakoi dance.

The festival is on from noon until 8 pm on both the 17th and 18th. After dark they use huge spotlights to light up the streets so you can continue watching the dancers perform. There are festival stalls and a great atmosphere during the two day festivities.

Sakado also host an autumn Yosakoi festival  that takes place every October.

Access Sakado Summer Yosakoi

The festival is held on Sun road close to the North exit of Tobu Tojo Line Sakado Station. THe main stage is about a fifteen minute walk from the North exit of the station.

Official website

While in Sakado, why not try an original 3D latte at Chocotea:

Place Review: 3D latte Art Café Chocotea | SAKADO


August 17, 2019 @ 12:00
August 18, 2019 @ 20:00
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Sakado Station
1-1 Hinodechō,
Sakado-shi, Saitama-ken 350-0225 Japan
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