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July 12 @ 13:30 - 21:00

Kita Urawa Awa Odori dancers from the official Saitama Tourism and International Relations Bureau

The Urawa Odori event is held annually, as part of the Urawa summer festivals, in the middle of July. The Saitama Tourism and International Relations Bureau announced in mid May that the 2020 event has been cancelled (along with several other summer festivals) due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Hundreds of events have been cancelled in Saitama and around Japan. At the moment (May 22nd) the only event that is currently on is the Umbrella Sky Project – an umbrella art installation – in Metsa Village in Hanno City. That is due to run for the whole summer, but there maybe changes if the Coronavirus numbers increase again.

Urawa odori 2019

This year, 2019, it is on Sunday July 14th.

The music parade is on in the morning from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm. The “Urawa dance” is on in the afternoon from 2.30 pm to 9 pm. The dancers perform along 350 meters of the famous Nakasendo Trail. Many of the performers are school students and school bands.

From STIB Saitama official Tourist website:

Like most  of the summer festivals and odori events, this is a free event to spectate.

Urawa Odori Access

The Urawa Odori dance and music festival is carried out on Nakasendo close to the JR Urawa Station – just five minutes from the West exit of the station.

It only takes 30 minutes to get to Urawa station from North Tokyo.

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July 12
13:30 - 21:00
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Urawa Station
Urawa-ku, Takasago, 1 Chome−16, 高砂1丁目
Saitama, Saitama 330-0063 Japan
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