Unicus Kawagoe host several Kawagoe Farmer’s Market throughout the year, but they also host various different festivals and markets too. In this post: general information for the farmer’s market as well as information for upcoming events.
Kawagoe Farmer’s Market
Kawagoe Farmer’s Market is relatively new. It started during the pandemic and has proved very popular and hugely successful. The farmer’s market has grown from strength to strength. At the last one on December 3rd 2023, there was more than 100 stalls, all of them by Kawagoe farmer’s or business owners. At each of the farmer’s markets they offer food and drink stalls, sweet stalls and general sales. Moreover, there are also workshops. The market is held in the courtyard in front of Westa and Kawagoe Unicus.
What’s in Unicus Kawagoe?
- Tully’s Coffee which opens up into T’s Books
- Popolamama restaurant
- A mini Mitsukoshi
- Nojima Electronics
- Mos Burger
- Baskin Robbins
There is currently a street piano in Unicus also. It started on October 21st. You will find the piano in front of the main entrance to Yaoko, beside a pillar. You can play it daily from 10 am to 7 pm.
- On December 9th and 10th 2023 the popular Nicoful Handmade market is on from 10 am to 5 pm. There are approximately 20 booths at the December handmade market. There is also a photo booth for taking New Year photos of babies that costs 800 yen.
Event: Nicoful Handmade Market
Date: Saturday December 9th and Sunday December 10th 2023.
Time: from 10 am to 5 pm.
Cost: there is no admission fee.
Venue: Unicus Kawagoe / Westa, 〒350-1124 Saitama, Kawagoe, Arajukumachi, 1 Chome−１７−1. View on Google Maps.
The venue is just a few minutes walk from the West exit of JR Kawagoe station and about a five minute walk from the Tobu Tojo part of the station. In addition, Hon-Kawagoe station is about a 15 minute walk away. There is no official parking for this event. There is some charged parking at Unicus and Westa, but it is restricted on the day.
Also on in Kawagoe this weekend, Kawagoe Tea Festival:
Previous events at Unicus / Westa
- Nekotamasai, a cat festival on November 25th and 26th 2023.
- Kawagoe Sweet Potato Festival X Fire Brigade Festival November 18th and 19th 2023.
- Kawagoe Industry Festival on Saturday November 11th and Sunday November 12th 2023.