Kawagoe Festival Museum
A facility where you can experience the real excitement of the Kawagoe Festival at any time.
Historical, Cultural Facility
Kawagoe Matsuri Kaikan is a facility that introduces the history and highlights of the Kawagoe Festival, one of the three major festivals held in Saitama every October. The building has two floors. On the first floor, you can see how the festival is prepared and the thoughts of the people involved.
The main attraction is the exhibition hall with its open atrium. Two floats that are actually used at the festival are displayed. It's nice to see the gorgeous decorations and detailed carvings up close, which is not easy to do during the festival. Do not hesitate to ask the staff if you have any questions.
Ohayashi (Traditional Festival Music) performances are held on Sundays and holidays. You can enjoy the unique rhythm and sound of the festival, twice a day, at 1:30 and 2:30 pm. If you happen to visit around these times, you might check it out. On the second floor, they introduce the history of festivals and musical performances. You can see valuable videos and documents.
The Kawagoe Matsuri Kaikan is a facility where you can experience the Kawagoe Festival from various angles. It is definitely worth stopping by while sightseeing in Kawagoe.
Kawagoe Touzan in the "Alley to the Festival," which tells the story of how the Kawagoe Festival is prepared.
The floats on display are changed periodically.
Ohayashi (Traditional Festival Music) performances are held on Sundays and holidays at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm.
Check out the large screen where they play videos that show the excitement and enthusiasm of the festival!
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 2-1-10 Motomachi, Kawagoe City, Saitama
- General Public 300 yen, Elementary and Junior Highschool Students 100 yen
- 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month (or the following day if the day falls on a national holiday), December 29th - January 1st
- Open Hours
<April - September> 9:30am - 6:30pm (last admission at 6:00pm)
<October to March> 9:30am-5:30pm (last admission at 5:00pm)
- About a 15-minute walk from Honkawagoe Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)