For the second year in a row the Hanyu Tennosama festival has been cancelled on account of the Coronavirus. The Hanyu Tennosama summer festival has a history of almost 400 years. It is normally celebrated annually in July, usually in the middle of the month. It is a portable shrine “mikoshi” festival, but there are also a couple of festival floats. Moreover, they also have yosakoi and other dance performances.
In 2020, the festival was scheduled for Saturday July 11th. However, due to the Coronavirus outbreak the festival was cancelled. In addition the 2021 festival was cancelled, presumably it would have taken place on Saturday July 10th 2021. When the festival does take place it is normally on from 1 pm to 9 pm.
Image from the official website.
Hanyu Tennosama Summer Festival Access
The festival is held close to Hanyu Station which is on the Tobu Isesaki and Chichibu Railway lines.
For more summer events in Saitama, please see the main event pages.
Hanyu is the home of the Saitama Aquarium. The aquarium is in a Hanyu Riverside park where you can take a boat out on the lake in summer. It is a family friendly park with lots of playground equipment for children.