Each year at the Ogose Festival, festival floats are pulled around the town playing Japanese traditional / local folk music. There are six floats from six districts in the area of Ogose. From the official website From the official Ogose town website The Ogose festival is a perfect example of
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Kamifukuoka Tanabata Festival - This festival attracts over 150,000 participants annually. It is held on the first weekend of August. Image from the prefectural government, click on image to be redirected. They display tanabata (Star Festival) streamers in the area around the station during the festival. Close to 300 streamers
The Ranzan Summer Festival is a traditional festival with mikoshi (palanquin or portable shrine) pictured above. There are also performances, dance, music and festival stalls. Ranzan summer festival welcome all to join in the mikoshi bearing. If you would like the experience of bearing a mikoshi, please contact the number
Saitama Children's Night Zoo 2019 Every year around Obon the Saitama Children's Zoo in Takasaka (Higashimatsuyama) runs a popular night zoo event. This year, 2019, the dates are Saturday August 10th to Thursday August 15th, Saturday the 17th and Sunday 18th. In previous years the zoo actually closed at its
Kuroyama waterfalls light up and live music For anyone looking for a local festival attended by small numbers in a rural area commutable from Tokyo, this event maybe of interest. Kuroyama waterfalls are three waterfalls close together in Ogose, Saitama. There are two right beside each other, Odaki and Medaki,
Iruma Nouryou Firework festival - nouryou is one of those Japanese words that is difficult to translate. It literally means coolness, but when it is used with "sai " it means festival. Generally, it is liberally translated as "Summer Evening Festival". The Iruma Summer Evening Festival is held annually on
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