Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival
Experience the excitement of the largest Gion Festival North of Tokyo
2021 : July 20th-22nd
First Day : 7:00 pm to late evening
Second Day : 1:00 pm to late evening
Third Day: 9:00 am to midnight
How to enjoy the Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival ?
🔥Now THAT’S What We Call Japanese Summer!👘
Hailed as the biggest Gion festival in the region, 🔥Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people ☀️every summer. This 3-day-festival is said to have started in the 👘Edo period and is especially known for its 👏🏼massive floats and 🔥powerful drumming performances.
The floats are carried out from 👘Atago Yasaka Shrine on the first day, and are proudly shouldered through the town at various times across 3 days. Don’t miss the fierce 🔥taiko drumming competition at around 8pm on the 3rd day! The festivities won’t stop all evening until the floats are safely returned to the shrine at 2am!
Try out the 🍡food vendors, 📷follow the exquisite floats, and witness the 💥festive matsuri-spirit bring the people together!
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Access (How to get to Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival)
Atago Yasaka Shrine: 44 Kamakuracho, Kumagaya City, Saitama Pref. 360-0046
Kumagaya Station: 2 Chome-115 Tsukuba, Kumagaya, Saitama 360-0037
愛宕八坂神社 〒360-0046 埼玉県熊谷市鎌倉町44
Kumagaya Station (JR Takasaki Line, Joetsu & Hokuriku Shinkansen)
Travel to Kumagaya Station and the festival won’t be hard to miss.