Yono summer festival 2024

Information for the Yono Summer Festival in 2024. The festival was on last year almost as normal. But the previous year, 2022, they just displayed the ‘mikoshi’, portable shrine for one day only.

Yono Summer Festival

Yono is an area within Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture. It is probably best known for its rose garden. Just like each area within Saitama City, Yono has their own summer festival each year. The 2024 summer festival is on Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th. Moreover, it will go ahead rain or shine. (Although if there is a storm it may end up being cancelled). It starts at 4 pm and goes to around 9.30 pm each day. Participants carry portable shrines, known as mikoshi in Japanese, around the city. In addition, there are festival stalls. The Yono Summer Festival attracts mainly locals, but as it is close to a station it is easy to access and commutable from Tokyo people do come from further afield.

Other Saitama City Festivals also confirmed for July 2024 include:

Information

Event: Yono Summer Festival 2024 与野夏祭り

Dates: Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th 2024.

Time: from 4 pm to 9.30 pm.

Cost: there is no admission fee.

Venue: Hon Machi Dori, 3 Chome-8-10 Honmachihigashi, Chuo Ward, Saitama, 338-0003. View on Google Maps.

Access

The festival is on close to the West exit of JR Yono Hon Machi Station which is on the Saikyo Line. The festival area is only about a five minute walk, North West, from the station. There is no official parking for this festival. There maybe some coin parking lots in the area, but generally it is advised to come to festivals, where possible, by public transport.

More information on the Saitama Tourism and International Relations Bureau official website. 

For more upcoming events in Saitama Prefecture.

Editor’s note: this post was temporarily off the website in 2020 and 2021, because the event was completely cancelled. F190705. Last update; June 21st 2024.

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