Menuma Festival Kumagaya

Menuma Festival is an annual summer festival in Kumagaya City, Saitama, Japan. However, it they cancelled it between 2020 and 2022, due to the pandemic. It is on in 2023 for the first time in four years.

Menuma Festival

This child friendly festival is held in the Menuma area of Kumagaya on the first Saturday of August annually. It attracts about 10,000 spectators. The festival starts at 3 pm and finishes around 9 pm. However, there is usually a bazaar, flea market and kids show before it, from about noon. The information for the latter (pre festival event) is not yet available. However, they have confirmed the festival date and contents. There will be mikoshi (portable shrine), festival float, music and dance.

Menuma Festival
Image from Kumagaya City, please click on photo to be redirected to official site.


Event: Menuma Festival 2023 第29回めぬま祭り

Date: Saturday August 5th 2023

Time: from 3 pm to 9 pm

Cost: no admission fee, but bring some yen if you want to buy festival food!

Venue: Menuma Area, along the Ota-Kumagaya road (route 341)


Access by Asahi bus from Kumagaya station, but there is also free parking for 50 cars.

For more events in Saitama please see the main event pages.

Featured image at the top of the post from the official event website. If you are reading this before July 3rd 2023 – they are currently looking for people to participate in the festival. If you are interested, you will find more information (until July 10th) on the official event post linked above.


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