For the third year in a row, Yorii city have cancelled the Yorii Tamayodo Tengu Fireworks and Festival due to the pandemic. Normally, this magnificent event takes place the first Saturday of August. However, this year (2022) they will broadcast a 15 minute live firework display on August 6th from 7.30 pm. Please note, the whole area will be sealed off so you cannot watch from the venue. The Youtube link is not yet live (July 30th 2022), you should be able to access it here on the day.

Yorii Tamayodo Tengu Fireworks in Saitama

Hereafter, information for a “normal” year:


Yorii Tamayodo Tengu Fireworks and Festival

In a ‘normal’ year, not in 2022…A spectacular setting of lantern floats with the magnificent backdrop of fireworks in this traditional festival that attracts about 70,000 people. Around 5000 fireworks are launched including the Niagara type and starmines.  In addition, you can buy festival type food and drinks as there are about 80 stalls in the main viewing area. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus outbreak the event was cancelled in both 2020 and 2021.

The fireworks are launched near the river close to the Saitama Museum of Rivers. You can spectate for free, but if you would like to enjoy priority seating with table and chairs for up to 4 people you can book in advance for 10,000 yen.  From the official site: ☎048-581-2121. Not in 2022.

Festival Access – not in 2022

This information is for a “non-pandemic” year! There is free parking for up to 2000 cars, but you would want to arrive early to secure a place. The nearest station is Yorii station on the JR Hachiko, Tobu Tojo and Chichibu Railway lines. It is only about a 15 minute walk from the station. However, it can be quite muddy, so appropriate footwear is advised.

Approximately 10 minutes by car from the Hanazono Interchange of the Kanetsu Expressway.

For more events in Saitama please see the main event category.

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