The Tsukagoshi area of Warabi has a small summer festival, evolved from their annual Morning Glory and Hozuki flower market. Morning Glory markets are popular around the country in early July. The biggest summer festival in Warabi annually is the Warabi Hata Festival which is a tanabata (star) festival on in August. Warabi City is famous for being the smallest city in Japan and also being the most densely populated city in the country.
Tsukagoshi Summer Festival
Tsukagoshi Summer Festival and Morning Glory & Hozuki flower market is held annually on a weekend in early July. In 2023, that is Saturday July 8th and Sunday July 9th. It is not a particularly large festival, but it has plenty to entertain the flower lovers and locals who come to enjoy the market and the atmosphere. They have some activities for children, such as the highly popular goldfish scoop which is a regular fixture at these type of local summer festivals.
There is also a small market that sells local produce as well as handmade goods. They will have a “Tsukagoshi beer festival” too. In addition, there is a stage area with live performances.
Event: Tsukagoshi Summer Festival ツカゴシ夏まつり2023
Date: Saturday July 8th and Sunday July 9th 2023.
Time: from 10 am to 5 pm on both days.
Cost: free, no admission fee. Bring some yennies if you want to buy a morning glory or Hozuki!
Venue: Higashiguchi Ichibangai, 1-chōme Tsukagoshi, Warabi, Saitama 335-0002. View on Google Maps.
The festival area is on “Warabi’s no.1 street”, Higashiguchi Ichibangai, close to the east exit of Warabi Station, which is on the Keihin-Tohoku line!