Taisho festival Yono

The Taisho (Taishou) period was between 1912 and 1926. Yono in Urawa Ward have been hosting an event in commemoration of the period for thirty years. If it had not been for the you-know-what it actually would be more than 30 years! But they did have the festival in 2022, as I shared here at the time, and it is once again scheduled for 2023.

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 Yono station. There are about 100 festival stalls/booths selling festival food, drink and games in a normal year. In addition, they will also have live performances / stage events back this year. As well as festival games, street performances, rickshaw and pony rides. In addition, there is stamp rally and an old fashioned lottery event involving bow and arrows!


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

Date: The 2023 Taishou (or Taisho) period festival is scheduled to take place in Yono on Sunday October 8th. If there is rain on the day the event maybe postponed to the following day; October 9th. You can check the status on the event’s official website.

Time: Before the pandemic the event was held from 10 am to 6 pm, but in 2022 it finished at 4 pm. They have not yet released the end time for 2023 (as of September 7th 2023).

Cost: there is no admission fee

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

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 insaitama.com 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 Updated annually, but unpublished since September 2021 due to changes on the In Saitama website.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. Last update September 7th 2023.

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