Japanese cultural event Tokorozawa

Across a large pedestrian bridge on the North end of Tokorozawa Sakura Town is the interesting Tokorozawa city promotional facility YOT-TOK. In English it is called “Tokorozawa City Tourism Information and Local Products”. The YOT stands for Yoimono, Oshimono and tanoshimono, which sums up what the facility is about. Yoimono means good things. Oshimono means delicious things. And Tanoshimono means fun things. The TOK of YOT-TOK stands for Tokorozawa. The facility promotes the best of Tokorozawa’s food, goods and attractions.

Japanese Culture Fes

As the name implies, the event showcases some of Japan’s cultural events. There will be performances such as shishimai, as well as traditional toys such as kendama. Furthermore, there will be some kitchen cars (food trucks) on site.


  • 11 am Shishimai
  • 11.30 am Taiko
  • 1 pm Noh Mask exhibition / talk / carving
  • 1.30 pm Shishimai
  • 2 pm Taiko


Event: Japanese Culture Fes 日本文化フェス

Date: Sunday January 15th

Time: 11 am to 2.30 pm

Cost: free

Venue: YOT-TOK 143-3 Matsugo, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-0027. View on Google Maps.


About a ten minute walk from Higashi Tokorozawa Station on the JR Musashino Line. You can also get a bus goes from Tokorozawa Station East Exit and alight at the Higashitokorozawa Station bus stop. There is parking for about 130 cars. The first 30 minutes are free. After that it costs 330 yen per hour, but is capped at a maximum of 600 yen. If you make purchases of more than 1000 yen in YOT-TOKO you can get your parking validated.

Official event page

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