Kuki Chouchin Festival


One of the largest lantern festivals near 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 :  July 12th and 18th (2 days only)

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


12th : 11am – A short ceremony at Yasaka Shrine

18th : 3pm -9pm

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


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



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?

Local recommendations

Omiya Station

Access (How to get to Kuki Chouchin Festival)

From Tokyo


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

By Train

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.

Use the Japan Transit Planner to find trains.

By Car

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)

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event please contact the Kuki City Tourism Association directly.

Tel: +81 0480-21-8632


Japanese Event Website  (External Link – Japanese)

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