2023 : 4th to 6th August
*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.
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.😍
5-365 Honcho, Kiryu-shi, Gunma Prefecture 376-0031
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.
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)
For information about this event please contact Kiryu City Tourism department directly.
Tel: +81 0277-46-1111
Official Kiryu Yagibushi Festival website (External Link – Japanese)
Kiryu Waker – Kiryu Tourist Association (English festival website)
*Photo courtesy of Kiryu Tourist Association & Gunma Prefecture.