The 2022 poster for the Taisho Period Festival in Yono, Urawa, Saitama City

The Taisho (Taishou) period was between 1912 and 1926. Yono in Urawa Ward have been hosting an event in commemoration of the period for almost 30 years. If it had not been for the you-know-what it actually would be more than 30 years! The last time they held the event in 2019 was the 28th annual occurrence of the Taisho Period festival.

Taisho Period Festival

Participants of this time slip festival dress up in period costumes and parade down the street in front of the West side of the station. There are about 100 festival stalls/booths selling festival food, drink and games in a normal year. They will have food stalls in 2022, but they haven’t specified how many. In addition, they will also have live performances / stage events this year. They usually have festival games, rickshaw and pony rides, street performances, stamp rally and a lottery event too.


Event name: Taisho Period Festival 大正時代まつり

Venue: Around Yono Station, which is on the Keihin-Tohoku line. 1-chōme-1 Kamikizaki, Urawa Ward, Saitama, 330-0071. View on Google Maps.

Date: The 2022 Taishou (or Taisho) period festival is scheduled to take place in Yono on Sunday October 9th. If there is rain on the day (which is currently forecasted) the event maybe postponed to the following day; October 10th. You can check the status on the event’s official web page.

Time: Before the pandemic the event was held from 10 am to 6 pm, but this year it finishes at 4 pm.

Cost: free to spectate

Official website

>>On the same day, there is also another festival on in Urawa<<


The festival is held close to the west exit of Yono station, which is in Urawa Ward in Saitama City. Where possible it is best to come by public transport, on foot or by bike as there is no official parking for this event.

First published on the blog side of and moved to the events section in 2017. Updated annually, but unpublished since September 2021 due to changes on the In Saitama website. Moved back to the main blog and republished on October 4th 2022. The information was up to date and accurate to the best of my knowledge at the time of publishing. 

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