Yorii Hojo Festival

寄居北條まつり (寄居)

Watch as villagers take part in an ancient Samurai battle each year at the castle town Yorii

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


2024 : 12th May (Sunday)

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

Festival Times & Schedule

From 11:00 – 15:30 

Samurai Parade is from around 12:30

Samurai Battle is from around 14:20

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



How to enjoy the Yorii Hojo Festival ?

Picturesque scenery (Great for Instagram pics!)

Fun for the family

Experience Traditional Japan

Have a exciting afternoon

⚔Time Travel to Yorii and witness a Sengoku Period 😱Samurai battle! ✨

😀Ever wondered what Japan was like when samurais were roaming the streets? You can experience it yourself at the ✨⚔Yorii Hojo Festival✨!

Reenacting a ⚔famous battle between powerful warlords, this festival features a parade of ✨500 samurais, as well as an intense battle that unfolds 👏🏼 right in front of you! 😮Watch out for the ⚔swords and spears!

Definitely a fun and exciting day❗

What to do nearby Yorii Hojo Festival ?

Access (How to get to Yorii Hojo Festival )

From Tokyo


Banks of Arakawa River (荒川).
Yorii, Osato-gun, Saitama 369-1203


By Train

Yorii Station (Tobu Tojo Line, Chichibu Railway, JR Hachiko line)

Take the Tobu Tojo Line, Chichibu Railway, or the JR Hachiko line to Yorii Station. Walk for about 15 minutes from the station. Main battle field is on the banks of Arakawa River. (Follow signs and staff guidances)

Use the Japan Transit Planner to find trains.

By Car

Approximately 15 minutes from the Hanazono IC on the Kanetsu Expressway.

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event please contact the Yorii Commerce and Tourism Office directly.

Tel: +81 048-581-2121

Email: Contact via Email (External Link)

Japanese Event Website  (External Link – Japanese)

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