Kawagoe Festival (Kawagoe Matsuri)


A chance to experience a UNESCO 'festival' nearby Tokyo

The organizers have confirmed that this event is GOING ahead.
We're sure this is happening, but 2023 dates and times are not confirmed.


2023 : 14th (Sat) to 15th  (Sun) October


*Dates and times have been confirmed with the organizer.

Festival Times & Schedule

Time and Schedule has not been confirmed yet.

*Time and schedule are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.



How to enjoy the Kawagoe Festival?

Experience traditional Japan

Fun taking photos

UNESCO World Heritage

Enjoy Japanese Street food (More than 1,000 stalls!)

Fun for Family & Friends

Fun for people traveling solo

Suiltable for kids

Exciting atmosphere

Beautiful Traditional Town

Enjoy a full day

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🔥Come and see the Battle of the Floats! Feel the Japanese 🎉Festival Spirit in a Historical District!

One of the liveliest 🎉 festivals in Japan this fall!

Known for its thrilling 🔥“competition” of massive floats, the Kawagoe Festival is held on the third Sunday of October and the day before (Saturday) this year. The bustling festival reaches its climax when the ✨magnificent floats 👏🏻challenge each other along with traditional festival 🎶music performance.

The splendid floats, epic performances, and the ✨lively celebration will surely be a 📷memorable Japanese festival experience! The area is also known as “Koedo (Little 👘Edo)” because of its traditional architecture, adding a unique vibe to this 370-year-old festival!

PLUS 1: More than 1,000 stalls are out on the day, which is one of the most numbers of 🍢🍴stalls for a festival in the whole of Japan❗

What to do nearby Kawagoe Festival

Access (How to get to the Kawagoe Festival)

From Tokyo


Around Route 39 in Kawagoe city (Renjyakucho, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama, 350-1100 Japan)

県道39号線付近 (〒350-1100 埼玉県川越市連雀町)

By Train

From Kawagoe Station (Tobu & JR Lines)

Take the Tobu or JR line to Kawagoe station and walk 20min.


From Seibu Hon-Kawagoe Station (Seibu Ikebukuro Line)

Take the Seibu line to Hon-Kawagoe station and walk 10min.

Use the Japan Transit Planner to find trains.

By Car

From Kawagoe IC

12mins drive from Kawagoe IC on the Kanetsu Expressway ‘E17’ (Kanetsu Jidoshado)

*We recommend using the train if possible as the area can get crowded and parking is limited.

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

Any questions about this event?

For information about this event please contact the Tourist Office directly.

+81 049-222-5556 (Tourist Office)


Official Festival Website :English Website (External Link)

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