Image of a kayak for the cover photo of the Kasukabe Yusuzumi Festa event information post

Information for the 10th annual Kasukabe Yusuzumi Festa at Koenbashi in Kasukabe City, the home of Crayon Shinchan!

Yusuzumi is generally translated as “cool evening”. But for the record, it probably won’t be very cool at this summer festival at all! However, as the venue is by the river it might be a bit cooler than other locations in Saitama Prefecture. Saitama Prefecture is known as the Kingdom of Rivers. It is one of only eight (of 47) landlocked prefectures in all of Japan. But what we lack in seaside, we make up for in riverside! Saitama has the largest ratio of river to land in all of Japan at 3.9%. The Kasukabe Yusuzumi Festa is held along the Furutone river.

Kasukabe Yusuzumi Festa

You can enjoy water sports, games and floating lanterns at this annual event on the Furutone River. There is a “park” right on the river, by the Furutone Park Bridge. They call it a park, but it is really more like a wharf promenade. The festival offers water sports and floating lanterns.

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Date and Time: They plan to hold the event on Saturday August 20th. It will be postponed until Sunday 21st if there is rain on the Saturday. From 3 pm.

Schedule

From 3 pm – you can take the boats out and / or take a kayak lesson. They recommend that you book your slot in advance, but you can do it on the day as well. They will also start distributing lanterns for you to decorate yourself. The games corner is open too. All of these elements will run until about 6 pm.

From 6 pm – they float the lanterns down the Furutone river.

Access

Location: Furutone Park Bridge, Kasukabe, Saitama 344-0006. View on Google Maps.

The wharf is close to Kasukabe Station, it takes less than 10 minutes on foot.

Weather and / or the pandemic may effect this event. Please do always check with the Official website for any last minute changes or cancellations.

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