Koedo Kurari Kawagoe

Koedo Kurari is a small shopping area with food, sake and souvenirs housed in three former sake breweries.  They host several events and markets throughout the year. At New Year, they generally have a small New Year market on January 3rd as well as live Taiko performances, known as the New Year ‘first drum’ performance. Throughout the year, they have a range of events, generally one to two a month. Each of the events are free to spectate.

Seasonal Events at Koedo Kurari

Courtyard for Koedo Kurari

The majority of events are held in the courtyard, pictured above. But there is also an indoor event space too, which is used for workshops and exhibitions among other things. The last big events were held for the Kawagoe spring festival. But they will have some events during Golden Week. For example, on May 3rd they are holding a kids igo contest. And on that day they will have the festival float on display. Also, from May 3rd to 6th they have a market on. At the end of each month they have a regular market:

Last Sunday Market

On the last Sunday of each month there is a “Last Sunday Market” in Kawagoe. Sometimes its held at Kawagoe Hachimangu as well, as is the case in January. There are also a couple of other venues, such as Chabudai. But the event at Koedo Kurari is on at a more reasonable and longer time: from 10 am to 3 pm. The other venues are only on during the morning until 12 noon. A the market they sell handmade goods and vegetables and there are food trucks in the courtyard.

Regular event: Last Sunday Market
Date: January 28th 2024 from 10 am to 3 pm. All things equal, the following one will be on February 25th 2024.
Official event page.


Koedo Kurari Information

Koedo Kurari Kawagoe

Venue: Koedo Kurari 小江戸蔵里

Address: 〒350-0043 Saitama, Kawagoe, Shintomicho, 1 Chome−10−1. View on Google Maps.

Hours: 10 am to 6 pm

Access

Kawagoe Kurari is within walking distance of Hon Kawagoe, Kawagoeshi and Kawagoe station. Hon Kawagoe station (Seibu Shinjuku line) in particular is very close. It only takes about four minutes on foot from Hon-Kawagoe. Kawagoeshi station takes about 10 minutes and Kawagoe Station about 13 minutes. There is coin parking in the area, but please note it can be very congested and costs higher than average.

Official website.

Previous events of note:

  • Kimio Yajima Styrofoam Art All Frog Exhibition ヤジマキミオ ぜーんぶカエル展 from December 6th to 10th 2023
  • Various New Year events on January 2nd and 3rd 2024 including a market, shishimai and hashigo-nori.

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