2023 : July 20th (Thurs) -22nd (Sat)
Festival Times & Schedule
20th : 6 pm to late evening – Festival floats and Traditional Japanese Taiko drumming
21st : 1 pm to late evening – Festival floats and Traditional Japanese Taiko drumming
22nd : 8pm to midnight – Festival floats and Traditional Japanese Taiko drumming
*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.
Hailed as the biggest Gion festival in the region, 🔥Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people ☀️every summer. This 3-day-festival is said to have started in the 👘Edo period and is especially known for its 👏🏼massive floats and 🔥powerful drumming performances.
The floats are carried out from 👘Atago Yasaka Shrine on the first day, and are proudly shouldered through the town at various times across 3 days. Don’t miss the fierce 🔥taiko drumming competition at around 8pm on the 3rd day! The festivities won’t stop all evening until the floats are safely returned to the shrine at 2am!
Try out the 🍡food vendors, 📷follow the exquisite floats, and witness the 💥festive matsuri-spirit bring the people together!
愛宕八坂神社 〒360-0046 埼玉県熊谷市鎌倉町44
Kumagaya Station (JR Takasaki Line, Joetsu & Hokuriku Shinkansen)
Travel to Kumagaya Station and the festival won’t be hard to miss.
Approximately 20 minutes from the Higashi-Matsuyama IC on the Kan-etsu Expressway. (Using public transportation is highly recommended given traffic restrictions and limited parking spaces during the festival)