setsubun kitain temple

Setsubun Kitain Temple Kawagoe – Setsubun is celebrated annually on February 3rd. (Except in 2021 when it fell on February 2nd for the first time in 124 years!) You can celebrate at home and / or at a setsubun event. Of the setsubun events the mamemaki (bean throwing) ceremony atRead More →

Horo festival Kawagoe – a religious celebration and unique cultural event. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus the event didn’t go ahead in 2020. It is too soon to tell if it will be able to go ahead in 2021. I will updated closer to the time. Horo Festival This colourful,Read More →

fireworks ageo omiya

For the second year in a row the Kawagoe Koedo Fireworks are cancelled. They were due to take place in the middle of August. The 2020 fireworks were actually cancelled well in advance due to concerns over safety with the Olympics being on. In 2021, they are being cancelled dueRead More →

For the second year in a row the Kawagoe Summer Festival will not go ahead due to the pandemic. Also known as the Kawagoe Million Lights Summer Festival, the festival is on in July each year. Only 30 minutes from Tokyo, the historic town of Kawagoe is a popular placeRead More →