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Tokorozawa Festival in 2020 – cancelled for the 2nd year in a row

October 11 @ 10:30 21:00

Tokorozawa festival

For the second year in a row the Tokorozawa Festival has been cancelled. In 2019 the festival was cancelled last minute on account of typhoon in Hagibis. In 2020 they cancelled the event early on in anticipation of a second or third wave of the Coronavirus outbreak. Official notification.

Tokorozawa Festival

In previous years you could enjoy the festival over two days. However, since 2018 the main parade, music and street performances all happen on the one and only day of the festival.

Tokorozawa festival

The mikoshi portable shrine is carried up and down the main thoroughfare from the West exit of Tokorozawa Station to Kanayama area. You can see a lot of the activities around the Motomachi community wide space 元町コミュニティ広場 from 1 to 7 pm.

Tokorozawa Festival

There are also festivities around the station area from early morning until about 8 pm. On that day you can not drive up the main thoroughfare until after 9 pm at night. Among the many things you can enjoy, apart from the mikoshi, are Taiko drums and yosakoi traditional dance performances, and traditional music.  There is a bazaar with booths and stalls.

Tokorozawa Festival Details:

You will find the official website, map and further details are all in the grey details box below. There is great information on the Saitama official tourism website in English, click on the below photo to be brought to that website:

Tokorozawa Festival
From the official Saitama tourism website, click the photo to be redirected

Access Tokorozawa Festival

The festival is held close to the Tokorozawa station which is on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line. Map in the grey details box at the bottom of the post.

Other events held in Tokorozawa:

Sunflowers at Tokorozawa Sunflower Field | TOKOROZAWA

Seibu Amusement Park Fireworks | TOKOROZAWA

Tokorozawa International Rose and Gardening Show | TOKOROZAWA was discontinued after 20 years in 2019.

Other things to do in Tokorozawa:

If you are a Ghibli fan you will not want to miss the chance to hike the Totoro Forests and visit Kurosuke’s House in Sayama Hills. Tokorozawa is home to the very excellent Aviation Memorial Park and Aviation Museum.

For more events in Saitama please see the main events calendar.

Tokorozawa Station

1 Chome-14 Kusunokidai,
Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-0037 Japan
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October 11, 2020
10:30 – 21:00
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