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Summer Carnival | Tsurugashima

July 20, 2019 @ 14:00 - 21:00


The 2019 Summer Carnival in Tsurugashima will take place on Saturday the 20th of July. Last year, due to the heat wave, the scheduled children’s performances was cancelled. All other performances went ahead as scheduled. There is a possibility the same will happen this year. Please check the official website for any changes on the day. l japan

This colourful carnival, just a minute from Tsurugashima station, is quite different from the traditional festivals at this time of year, but just as fun and vivacious. (Coincidentally there is another carnival type festival on the same day in Soka). There is the traditional element at the Tsurugashima carnival in the form of Awa Folk Dance, but the main attraction of the festival is the Samba dance. About 20,000 people visit this festival annually.

Kids walk with samba dancers at Tsurugashima's Summer carnival
Image from the prefectural government’s website

This event will take place even it is raining. Image taken from the Saitama’s Tourism Bureau.  More information from the Tsurugashima City Official website here .

Tsurugashima Summer Carnival Access

The carnival is held close to the Tobu Tojo LIne Tsurugashima Station. The event area is about a two minute walk from the west exit of the station.

For more summer festivals and seasonal events please see the main Saitama events calendar.

Tsurugashima is home to one of the most unique festivals in Japan, in the world possibly! It is only held once every four years…

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July 20, 2019
14:00 - 21:00
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Tsurugashima Station
Tsurugashima,, Saitama Prefecture 〒350-2203 Japan
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