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Sakado / Tsurugashima Dezome Shiki 2020

January 12 @ 09:00 - 12:30

Sakado Tsurugashima dezome shiki

Sakado Tsurugashima Dezome Shiki 2020 – The Sakado and Tsurugashima fire brigades join forces to bring one of the larger dezome shiki in the Saitama Prefecture.

This dezome shiki is also one of the longest, starting at 9 am and finishing up around 12.30 pm. They have virtual reality booths as well as several other events not available at other dezome around the prefecture.

The first 100 people (older than school age) in line can climb the fire truck’s ladder. Children can explore the various fire, ambulance and rescue trucks. They can also dress up in rescue clothes. There is a stamp rally and the first 1000 people to complete it will get a present of a fire truck eraser.

If there is heavy rain or snow, or any other unforeseen mitigating factors, this event will not go ahead. Please check with the official website for any last minute changes or cancellations.

Sakado / Tsurugashima Dezome Shiki Access

The festival is held in the car park of Wakaba Walk which is across the road from Wakaba station on the Tobu Tojo line.

Official event web page on the Wakaba Walk website.

For more New Year, January and seasonal events in Saitama Prefecture please see the main events calendar. 

Ten other places you can enjoy Dezome Shiki in Saitama Prefecture.

And a first hand account of visiting a dezome shiki in Saitama.

The information was up to date and accurate to the best of my knowledge at the time of publishing in January 2020.


January 12
09:00 - 12:30
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Wakaba Walk
1 Chome-2-1 Fujimi,
Tsurugashima-shi,, Saitama 350-2201 Japan
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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.