2020 Kawagoe Festival
October,17 and 18
2020 Kawagoe Festival October,17 and 18
The promotion of the Chinju-Hikawa Festival
by the Kawagoe Castle lord.

History

The promotion of the Chinju-Hikawa Festival
by the Kawagoe Castle lord.

History

Kawagoe Festival (Kawagoe Hikawa Festival Float Event) takes root in the "Reitaisai" festival held at Hikawa Shrine on October 14, and is also consisted of the "Jinkosai" festival and "Float Event (festival)" that are held immediately afterward.

Functionality and true visual splendor of the
"Edo-kei Kawagoe-gata" style.

Festival Floats

Functionality and true visual splendor of the
"Edo-kei Kawagoe-gata" style.

Festival Floats

The structure of the festival floats has developed in the Edo style consisting in having 2 stories floats and a doll.

2 stories floats (Andon) are constructed on a 4 or 3-wheeled base, and the doll and protruding part of the upper storey are each constructed on a trapdoor-style elevator. Originally, this was a device to allow these parts to retract when passing through castle gates.

Access
{From Omiya}
Approx. 20mins using JR Kawagoe Line, get off at Kawagoe Station.
{From Ikebukuro}
Approx. 30mins using Tobu Tojo Line, get off at Kawagoe Station.
{From Shinjuku}
Approx. 50mins using JR Saikyo Line Express train, get off at Kawagoe Station.
Or Approx. 45mins using Seibu Shinjuku Line Limited Express train,get off at Honkawagoe Station.
{From Yokohama}
Approx. 78mins using Tokyu Toyoko Line or Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line, get off at Kawagoe Station.
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Nationally Designated Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties