Kiryu Yagibushi Festival
(Kiryu Yagibushi Matsuri)


A traditional summer festival near Tokyo with a lot of dancing!

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 : 4th to 6th August

*Dates and times have not been confirmed by the organizer.


  • Day 1 : 10:30am-9:30pm
  • Day 2 : 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Day3 : 12:00pm-10:00pm
*Dates and times have not been confirmed by the organizer.


  • Day 1 : Kids Festival activities
  • Day 2 : Morning Kids Festival, Evening main event
  • Day3 : Afternoon parades, Evening Dance competitions and grand finale

*For details please contact the tourist office (details below this page).  *All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.



How to enjoy Kiryu Yagibushi Festival

Experience Traditional Japan

Take many photos
(Great for Instagram)

Fun for a group of friends

Fun for families

Enjoy a full day

Dance away!

💃👏Dance away with locals this summer🕺👏

Kiryu Yagibushi Festival is promoted as a ‘Super-participatory’ festival, where everyone joins in at the finale to dance around the lit up tower.🌟

During the day there are activities for everyone. There is a parade, a 🕺dance competition, a 🧒children’s festival , a 💦water gun tournament, mikoshi and massive festival floats, 🍡festival food and 🎶traditional music

Come and join the friendly locals who will happily teach you the Yagibushi Dance.😍

What to do nearby Kiryu Yagibushi Festival?

Local recommendations

Access (How to get to the Festival)

From Tokyo


 5-365 Honcho, Kiryu-shi, Gunma Prefecture 376-0031

〒376-0031 群馬県桐生市本町5丁目365

By Train

Shin-Kiryu Station (Tobu Railway)

Take the Ryomo Go (express train) from Asakusa or Kitasenjyu to Shin-Kiryu Station (no need to change trains). Walk 15 min towards JR Kiryu Station or take a short taxi ride.

JR Kiryu Station (JR Ryomo Line)

From Takasaki station take the Ryomo line bound to Oyama. Get off at JR Kiryu station and walk a few minuites.

Nishi Kiryu Station (Jyumo Dentetsu Railway)

Get off at Nishi Kiryu Station and walk a few minutes.

Use the Japan Transit Planner to find trains.

By Car

Approximately 20 minutes from either Ota Kiryu IC or Ota Yabuzaka IC on the Kitakanto Jidoushado (expressway).

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

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event please contact Kiryu City Tourism department directly.

Tel: +81 0277-46-1111 


*Photo courtesy of Kiryu Tourist Association & Gunma Prefecture.

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