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Yuruchara Mascot Summit in 2020 | HANYU

November 21 @ 09:00 - November 22 @ 15:30

Yuruchara mascot summit mascot festival

Yuruchara Mascot Summit 2020 – Kanto’s largest character and mascot summit with a Guinness World Record certificate to prove it! Last year, 2019, it celebrated its 10th anniversary.

When and where is the big annual mascot event near Tokyo?

The beloved annual Yuruchara, or mascot summit, event is held annually in Hanyu’s riverside park where the Saitama Aquarium is. In 2020 it has been scheduled for November Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd. 



An ONLY IN JAPAN event! Up to 400 Mascots from cities and towns and even products parade down the runway on the grounds of Saitama Aquarium at this popular annual event in Hanyu.

The 2020 official website.

The mascots that will attend this year have not yet been decided (May 14th 2020).

Over the years they have even had mascots participating from different countries around the world including Germany, Taiwan and America. In 2017 over 40 mascots from overseas attended this Guinness World Record Holding event. The biggest number of participants from overseas they had to date. Will there be even more this year!?

There are lots of events during the festival including attractions for children such as bouncy castles. The festival attracts around 270,000 visitors. They come for the mascots and also the food or gourmet as they call it. In conjunction with the event Chichibu Railway often have a related event. In 2019 the railway’s headmark was this Yuruchara Mascot Summit logo:

世界キャラクターさみっとin羽生★ヘッドマーク Yuruchara mascot summit mascot festival Hanyu
Chichibu Railway head mark from November 2nd to 24th, click to be redirected to the official website

I will update with more information for 2020 closer to the scheduled November date. There is a chance that due to the Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19 that there will be changes to the mascot festival or even a full out cancellation.

Featured image from the official Facebook group:

Yuruchara Mascot and character festival Information

General Information in English:



For more fun and interesting things to do in Saitama, please click on “all events” to be taken to a calendar of events for Saitama. You can find some really uniqueonly in Japan” events coming up in Saitama.  Most of the content I provide is translated from official websites that have no English page. My only aim is to help non-Japanese speaking foreigners living in Saitama (and those commutable from Saitama in places such as Tokyo and Gunma) get the most out of all the great things Saitama has to offer.


November 21 @ 09:00
November 22 @ 15:30
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