Information for the annual Iwatsuki Yamabuki festival at the Iwatsuki Culture (Bunka) park.
Iwatsuki Yamabuki Festival 2023
Each year in Autumn, Saitama City have several citizen festivals. Each ward has at least one. In Iwatsuki they don’t call it a ‘citizen’ festival, but the Yamabuki festival. It is held at the Iwatsuki Bunka (Culture) Park which is located along the Motoara River. There are a lot of stalls at this festival as it combines a flea market and bazaar with food trucks. There are also lots of stage performances, mainly dance and music. Music includes traditional taiko drums.
Event: The 19th annual Iwatsuki Yamabuki Festival 第19回岩槻やまぶきまつり
Date: Sunday October 22nd 2023.
Time: from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
Cost: there is no admission fee.
Venue: Iwatsuki Bunka (Culture) Park, 229 Murakuni, Iwatsuki Ward, Saitama, 339-0041. View on Google Maps.
Iwatsuki Bunka Park is located about a forty minute walk from Tobu Urban Park (Noda) Line’s Iwatsuki Station. Its about the same from Higashi Iwatsuki station also. Parking is very limited for this even, so they strongly advise to avoid coming by car.
But they will have two free shuttle buses on the day. One goes from Noda line’s Iwatsuki Station east and south exits. In the morning there is one about every 20 minutes and in the afternoon about every 30 minutes. The other free shuttle bus goes from Urawa Misono Station. The latter only goes once an hour between 9 am and 3 pm.