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CANCELLED The Okegawa Gion Festival | OKEGAWA

July 15 @ 15:00 - July 16 @ 21:00

Okegawa Gion Festival

The Okegawa Gion Festival has been celebrated for the last 280 years. Okegawa city is not a particularly famous or popular city in contemporary society, but once upon a time it was a key commercial hub along the Nakasendo Path. The Nakasendo Road was like a highway that connected Kyoto and Edo.

The 2020 Okegawa Gion Festival has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus Outbreak. Hundreds of festivals in Saitama will not go ahead this summer in an attempt to keep the coronavirus from spreading again. In Okegawa another festival that has been cancelled is the June Safflower event . 

Official notification of the cancellation here (click).

General information

The festival has about 400 festival stalls and attracts approximately 100,000 people over the 2 days of festivities. It is celebrated annually on July 15th and 16th. Both days the festival runs between 3 pm and 9 pm (approximately), with the main events scheduled for between 5 pm and 8 pm.

Okegawa Gion Festival Access

The festival is held close to the East exit of JR Takasaki Line Okegawa station.

For more festivals and seasonal events in Saitama, please see the events calendar.

Official event webpage. 


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July 15 @ 15:00
July 16 @ 21:00
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Okegawa Tourist Association


Okegawa Station
Wakamiya, 1 Chome−2
Okegawa-shi,, Saitama-ken 〒363-0022 Japan
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