The Tatara festival is the largest annual festival in Kawaguchi with over 160 stalls and approximately 150,000 people attending. In 2019 three major changes were made to the festival. They are outlined below. At the time of announcing the 2019 changes, the organizers stated there will be no Tatara Festival in 2020 due to the Olympics and Paralympics. There was also no festival in 2021 due to the pandemic.
What were the three changes to the Tatara Festival in 2019?
For one, the date changed. The festival was always held in early August, but in 2019 the festival was held on Saturday the 31st of August and Sunday the 1st of September. In 2022, it is being held on the last weekend of August – Saturday August 27th and Sunday August 28th.
And thirdly, due to the location change, there was no fireworks. However, Kawaguchi introduced a new annual fireworks display in 2019. This fireworks may replace the Tatara fireworks going forward. Currently, July 30th 2022, there are no fireworks scheduled for the 2022 Tatara Festival.
Tatara festival access
Address: 5 Chome-21-1 Aoki, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0031. Plus Code: RP9F+JV Kawaguchi, Saitama. On Google Maps.
There used to be a free shuttle bus to the event area at the autoraces from Kawaguchi, Nishikawaguchi, Warabi and Hatogaya stations. They continued this service when the location changed. However, the service may not be available in 2022 due to the pandemic. As of July 30th 2022, they have not yet released detailed information.
For more events in Saitama please see the main event category.
The information was up to date and accurate to the best of my knowledge at the timing of updating on July 30th 2022.
Other annual festivals in Kawaguchi include: