For the third year in a row, the Yono summer festival and fireworks will not go ahead due to the pandemic. However, this year they will be displaying the mikoshi on July 16th only. All information hereafter for previous years.
Yono Summer Festival
Yono is an area within Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture. Each area within Saitama City has their own summer festival. In addition, they often have their own fireworks too. The Yono Summer Festival (Yono Natsu Matsuri) is normally on the second weekend of July. This year, 2021, the festival – along with dozens of other festivals in Saitama city – has been cancelled in attempt to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.
Yono Summer Festival 2019
The 2019 summer festival was on Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th. It started at 4 pm and goes to 9.30 pm each day.
Portable shrines are carried around the city. In addition, there are festival stalls at the festival. It attracts mainly locals, but as it is close to a station it is easy to access and commutable from Tokyo:
The festival is on close to Saikyo LIne JR Yono Hon Machi Station. That is, it is only a five minute walk from the festival.
For more summer events – although the majority of which have been cancelled – please see the main events category.
Yono is famous for its rose garden and annual rose festival. More information here.