Unicus Kawagoe site of the Kawagoe Industry Festival

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 in spring 2024.

Kawagoe VW Bug Meeting

The 5th Coedo Kawagoe Bug Meeting is on Sunday May 19th from 9 am to 4 pm. That’s Volkswagen Bugs, not creepy crawlies! Usually there are also some Volkswagen Buses there too. So if you are a fan of Volkswagen, here’s your chance to see all different colors of Volkswagen cars. The event will not go ahead if its a rainy day. Please check the official website for any last minute changes or cancellations in the event of rain.

Official event page.

On the same day, there is the very first ever Kawagoe Bar Festa. In U Place, which is practically next door to Unicus.


Handmade Picnic

One of the regular seasonal events held at Unicus is the Handmade Picnic. Kawagoe’s largest handmade event. This event is a collaboration between seven market organizers, including Kawagoe Farmer’s Market. The next one, by popular demand, is on Sunday March 24th 2024, from 10 am to 4 pm. Official event page.


Kawagoe Farmer’s Market

Kawagoe Farmer's Market Unicus

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. There are usually about 100 stalls, and more often than not the majority (if not all) of them are run 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. They also hold events in other parts of Kawagoe too. The next farmer’s market (if you are reading this before April 20th!) is in the Unicus in Minami Furuya.

What’s in Unicus Kawagoe?

Venue

Venue: Unicus Kawagoe / Westa, 〒350-1124 Saitama, Kawagoe, Arajukumachi, 1 Chome−17−1. View on Google Maps.

Access

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.

Official website

Previous events at Unicus / Westa
  • Kawagoe Meat Fes May 12th 2024
  • Nicoful Handmade Market on December 9th and 10th 2023.
  • 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.
  • Kawagoe Christmas Market December 16th 2023.

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