Miyahara Festival

Information for the 33rd annual Nakasendo Miyahara Summer Festival in Kita Ward, Saitama City, in 2024.

Nakasendo Miyahara Summer Festival

The Nakasendo Miyahara Summer Festival is a local one day festival on in mid July annually. It is one of dozens of summer festivals in Saitama City annually. One of which has a very similar name – the Omiya Nakasendo Summer Festival. But that one is not on until August and is on in the Omiya Ward! The Nakasendo Festival of this post, is on in the Kita Ward of Saitama City. It is the only summer festival in Saitama City that is near Miyahara Station. As such, it is the pride and joy of the locals. It was sorely missed when it was cancelled between 2020 and 2022.

In 2024, the festival is on Sunday July 14th. It usually is on even if there is rain, but no guarantees. You can check the official site, linked in the information section, for any last minute changes or cancellations. Saitama City said they won’t release the detailed scheduled until nearer the time. On the same day there is also another summer festival on in Saitama City, in Yono.

Information

Event: Nakasendo Miyahara Summer Festival (Omiya Summer Fesivals) 大宮夏まつり 第33回中山道みやはらまつり2024

Date: Sunday July 14th 2024.

Time: from 3 pm to 9 pm

Cost: free

Venue: Close to Miyahara Station, 3 Chome Miyaharacho, Kita Ward, Saitama, 331-0812. View on Google maps.

Access

There maybe coin parking lots in the area, but they advise you come by public transport. The area gets very congested. Moreover, some of the traffic maybe restricted on the day. The festival area is close to the east exit of Miyahara Station, which is on the Takasaki Line.

Official web page.

The featured image is a free stock photo by djedj, from Pixabay.

Editor’s note: this post was temporarily removed from the website during the pandemic as the event was cancelled. It was republished on June 16th 2023.

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