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Kawagoe Matsuri

2-1-10 Motomachi, Kawagoe 350-0062, Saitama Prefecture
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A festival that only mostly locals would know about!

Since my partner and I love to kind of blend in with the locals whenever we travel, our trip was... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2018
Roziyah I
,
Singapore
Heaps of food

Last minute decision to go to this festival and did not regret it. the atmosphere was awesome. We... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2016
meags56
,
Saitama, Japan
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Celebrated for over 360 years, the Kawagoe Matsuri is a proud tradition celebrating the area's Edo culture. Held every 3rd weekend of October, brilliant, large-scale festival floats amass around the "old" part of town, where steeple-roofed temples, lively food stalls, and wide streets give off a historic charm. The floats, which crowd the area, are decorated with dolls and sets. The highlight of the festival is "Hikkawase", when these floats compete at "ohayashi", a type of dance accompanied by frenzied flues, handbells, and drums. The crowd joins in by hoisting up lanterns and chanting.
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Jan 19, 2018
“A festival that only mostly locals would know about!”
Oct 20, 2016
“Heaps of food”
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2-1-10 Motomachi, Kawagoe 350-0062, Saitama Prefecture
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

Since my partner and I love to kind of blend in with the locals whenever we travel, our trip was lucky enough to fall on this amazing festival in the Saitama prefecture. Kawagoe floating stages were the main attraction of this event. It was an...More

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Reviewed October 20, 2016

Last minute decision to go to this festival and did not regret it. the atmosphere was awesome. We got there around 5pm and left at 8pm, but I think it goes on during the day as well. the floats were a great sight to see...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2016

This festival has everything that ticks all the traveler's list- a historical town w/ samurai-era architecture, a beautiful parade of the floats in the morn, an elegant parade in midday, a raucous war of the floats during the night, lots of festival food and drinking...More

Thank gekidan
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