Urawa Yosakoi from Saitama City can be used freely for PR

Urawa Yosakoi Festival was one of the few summer festivals that was on in 2022. This year, 2023, is the 18th annual occurrence of the festival.

Urawa Yosakoi 2023

Urawa Yosakoi is just one of dozens of summer festivals held in Saitama City, the capital of Saitama Prefecture, every year. Most of the festivals come under the remit of the Saitama Tourism and International Bureau (STIB). However, the Urawa Yosakoi is one of few Saitama City summer festivals that has its own website. You can receive updates from either STIB or the official website, but the latter is most prompt and accurate in my experience.

The poster for Urawa Yosakoi 2023

Dozens of dance troupes perform traditional Yosakoi dance at this festival each year. Many troupes also have taiko drum performers. In the past (before the pandemic), about 50,000 people come to enjoy the yosakoi dance performance in Urawa. There are generally about twenty festival stalls at the festival. On the same day there is another summer festival on in Urawa, one train station up (on the JR Takasaki Line)!


Event: Urawa Yosakoi 第18回浦和よさこい

Date: Sunday July 23rd 2023

Time: from 10 am to 5.30 pm

Admission: free

Venue: JR Minami Urawa Station East exit rotary, 2 Chome-37-2 Minamiurawa, Minami Ward, Saitama, 336-0017. View on Google Maps.

The featured image at the top of the post is from the STIB website. | Official website.

Access Urawa Yosakoi Festival

The festival is on close to the east exit of the Minami Urawa Station on the Keihin-Tohoku and Musashino Lines. (Close to Tokyo). In a “normal” year, there are festivities at both the east and west exits of the station. However, in 2022 the festival was only on the east side. In 2023, there is currently no mention of events on the west side.

Urawa Yosakoi at Minami Urawa station. Station map
From JR East official site

Minami Urawa Station information in english

Often there is another festival at Urawa station on the same day! Awaiting confirmation for 2022 for that one.


Comments are always appreciated...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.