I had so many events I wanted to get out in a timely manner for this weekend, including Yorii Autumn Festival, but it wasn’t to be. But the festival is on again tomorrow so I am going to make this post live again (I unpublished it during the pandemic) for anyone who lives in the area, and so it will be searchable for next year. Sorry for such short notice.
Yorii Autumn Festival 2023
The festival is a traditional type festival in a rural setting. The line up includes music, a variety of floats, a parade and festival stalls. The floats are on display from about 3 pm to about 8 pm on both days, but there are other events before that on the Sunday. Such as lion dance performances from midday for about an hour. Before the pandemic, the festival attracted about 7,000 spectators each year. As far as I am aware, this is the first time in four years the festival has been on.
Event: Yorii Autumn Festival 寄居秋まつり
Dates: Saturday November 4th and Sunday November 5th 2023
Time: from 3pm to 8.30 pm on Saturday and from 11 am to 7.50 pm on Sunday.
Cost: there is no admission fee, bring some yen to enjoy festival food!
Venue: around the south exit of Yorii Station, 1071-2 Yorii, Osato, Saitama 〒369-1203. View on Google Maps.
The festival takes place close to the south exit of Yorii station on the Tobu Tojo Line, Chichibu Railway and JR lines. It takes about 90 minutes from Ikebukuro on the Tobu Tojo Lines with one transfer, about 40 minutes from Chichibu and 30 minutes from Kumagaya on the Chichibu Tetsudo line.
For more events in Saitama, please see the main event pages.
Point of interest in Yorii: