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Kuki Chouchin Festival

久喜提燈祭り「天王様」(久喜)

One of the largest lantern festivals near Tokyo

Last updated by Angus M
on June 24, 2024
The organizers have confirmed that this event is GOING ahead.

DATE

2024
: 12th (Fri) and 18th (Thur) July (2 days only)
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*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.

*Information last checked on 2024-06-12

TIME & SCHEDULE

12th :

12:30pm – 9:00pm

– Lantern floats light up in the evening from around 4 pm

 

18th :

12:30pm – 9:00pm

– Festival floats move around from 1:15 pm

– Lantern floats light up in the evening from around 4 pm

*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.

*Information last checked on 2024-06-12

COST

Free

*Information last checked on 2024-06-12

How to enjoy the Kuki Chouchin Festival

Picturesque scenery (Great for Instagram pics!)

Experience Traditional Japan

Fun for a group of friends

Fun for solo travelers

Enjoy a girl's day out

Taste a wide range of festival food

Enjoy 2-3 hours

🔥🏮Non Stop Fun for a Whole Week! Spinning Floats and Thundering Taikos!🔥🏮

Praised as one of Kanto’s biggest 🏮lantern festivals, the week-long 🔥Kuki Lantern Festival🔥 is an opportunity for you to forget about your worries and 🍻just have fun!

The 7 majestic floats are decorated with mythical dolls during the 🌞day and lit up with hundreds of 🏮lanterns at 🌙night. The thundering taiko drums and powerful performances— now that’s the 👏sound of Japanese summer!

The festival will get even 😮wilder when the local men start to 🏃🏻spin the 4-ton floats at top speed and 🏃🏻slam them into one another! Make sure to check out 😍Kuki’s specialty desserts including buns with salted anko (sweet bean paste)!

What to do nearby Kuki Chouchin Festival?

Find out more about Kuki city here 

Places to EAT in Kuki City
Places to STAY in Kuki City

Hotels (Western Style)

Kuki is a convenient city near Tokyo so there are many business style western hotels (budget hotels).

Access (How to get to Kuki Chouchin Festival)

How to get there

Public Transport

50min from Tokyo by train

Car

60min drive from Tokyo by car

Location & Address

Address

Kuki Station West Gate Area

久喜駅西口

2-chōme-1 Kukichūō, Kuki, Saitama 346-0003

〒346-0003 埼玉県久喜市久喜中央2-1 久喜駅西口周辺

Access from Tokyo

By Public Transport

From Kuki Station (JR & Tobu Isesaki Line)

 

Take the JR Utsunomiya Line or the Tobu Isesaki Line to Kuki Station. Exit from the West Gate.

We recommend using a travel app like Google Maps or Japan Transit Planner to find train times.

By Car

via Kuki IC on Tohoku Expressway 

Approximately 10 minutes from the Kuki IC on the Tohoku Expressway.

(We highly recommend using public transport due to heavy traffic and limited parking space during the festival)

We recommend using a travel app like Google Maps or Japan Transit Planner to find train times.

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event, please contact the Kuki City Tourism Association directly.
Tel: +81 (0)480-21-8632
Websites

Japanese Event Website (External Link – Japanese)

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