Irumagawa tanabata festival

Sayama City Irumagawa Tanabata Festival and Fireworks

Irumagawa tanabata

Listed in the top 3 Tanabata (Star) festivals for the whole of Kanto, the Sayama City Irumagawa Tanabata two day festival draws approximately 130,000 people annually. The festival is always celebrated on the first weekend of August.

However, in 2020 the festival did not go ahead, due to the Olympics. For the exact same reason, they have not scheduled the festival for 2021. Official notification.

Irumagawa Tanabata Festival

The city displays 140 tanabata decorations such as streamers and other paper decorations. There are about 300 stalls at the festival offering food, drink or traditional games such as the beloved “fishing” game, where you get to keep any fish you catch with a small net. They normally also have a fireworks display on the Saturday night of the festival


2019 Information

Irumagawa Tanabata Information

Time: from 11 am to 9.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The fireworks start from 7.30 pm on the Saturday 3rd. The next festival will be in 2021.

Access: The festival is minutes walk from Seibu Shinjuku Line Sayama shi station

URL: information has not yet been updated for 2019 (May 19th 2019) but the schedule is pretty much the same year on year…. https://www.city.sayama.saitama.jp/manabu/mainevent/tanabata/

For more festivals, fireworks, summer events and things to do and see in Saitama please see the main event pages. 

Sayama Irumagawa Festival information first appeared on the main pages of Saitama with Kids and was moved to the event section in 2016. It is updated annually closer to the festival date.

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