Omiya Summer Festival at the west gate of the station is held annually on the 31st of July. However, due to the Coronavirus outbreak the event was not held in 2020.
Omiya Summer Festival West Gate
This fun and lively summer festival is ideal for kids as it has a “Children’s Summer Festival Space”. The children’s summer festival space is open to children over three years of age from 5.45 pm to 7.30 pm.
Within that area, which holds up to 500 kids, there are children’s festival games such as hoop throwing, bowling, a quiz corner and more. They also have children’s much beloved kaki-kori (shaved ice). The main festival has parades, mikoshi (portable shrine), live music, dance including yosakoi as well as festival stalls and more.
Omiya Summer Festival information
Time: 5 pm to 9 pm
Contact: Saitama Tourism and International Bureau 050-5541-8600
Location: Around the West Exit of Omiya Station
Access: JR East, Tobu Railway and Saitama New Urban Transit OMIYA Station.
Map and URLs in the grey details box at the very bottom of the post.
For more summer festival and events in Saitama please see the main events calendar which has approximately 450 events for Saitama.
Several of the Saitama City summer festivals were cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Hopefully they will go ahead in 2021. The festivals include, but are not limited to (there are about 15 in total):