Go Go Halloween 2023 Honjo

Go Go Halloween is on annually at Hanipon Plaza and the Ginza Shopping Street area in Honjo City. Except for one year (2021) during the pandemic when they held it at Marigold Hill! According to the organizers, this is the largest Halloween event in Kita-Kanto. As of October 1st 2023, the poster is not yet ready for 2023 so I have left 2022’s poster as the featured photo (at the top of the post) for the meantime.

Go Go Halloween

Prior to the pandemic, GOGO Halloween was one of the largest Halloween events in the Kita-Kanto area. Kita-Kanto is generally considered to be the Northern area of the Kanto plain comprising Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma prefectures. However, Saitama is also considered to be part of Kita-kanto, particularly Northern Saitama.

GoGo Halloween is on, all things equal, Sunday October 22nd 2023 from 10 am to 3 pm. It will not go ahead if there is either rain or a State of Emergency is declared. People who come in costume, can receive sweets from shops on the Ginza Shopping Street. The Ginza Shopping Street is pedestrianized for the occasion. In the morning they have events and from 1 pm they have a costume parade. There is a “Hallowe’en market” on too. In addition, there are live stage performances. There will also be Hallowe’en photo spots around the town. They are still adding information to their Facebook page, which I have linked in the information section below.

Information

Event: Go Go Halloween 北関東最大のハロウィンイベント

Venue: Hanipon Plaza and Ginza Shopping Street in Honjo City, Saitama Prefecture. 1 Chome-1-1-1 Ginza, Honjo, Saitama 367-0052. View on Google Maps.

Date: Sunday October 22nd 2023

Time: 10 am to 3 pm

Cost: participation is free, individual activities may have a charge.

Official Facebook page.

Access

The event area is a few minutes walk North West of the North exit of JR Honjo Station. There are several coin parking lots on the North side of the station.

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