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


We should have up-to-date information shortly. Please come back at the begiing of April.
Due to Covid-19, there may be unexpected changes, so please check before traveling. (See bottom of this page for event organizer's contact details )


2022 : 9th October (Sunday)

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


From 11:00 – 15:30 (Samurai Battle is from around 14:00)

*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 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 ?



Hot spring (Heritage Resort - one of the largest hot springs where you can wear a bathing suit)

Enjoy the local food

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)

By Car

Approximately 15 minutes from the Hanazono IC on the Kan-etsu 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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