A place to experience the over 370-year-old Kawagoe Festival year round.
Kawagoe City, Saitama developed as a castle town during the Edo Period. It is still referred to as Koedo (Little Edo) today and is a very popular sightseeing spot, attracting some 6.5 million tourists a year. At the Kawagoe Festival Museum, you can experience the Kawagoe Festival, which has been held since 1651. Two festival floats used in the actual festival are displayed here (and replaced regularly). You can take a close look at the gorgeous and colorful floats with elaborate carvings. On Sundays and national holidays, ohayashi (traditional Japanese festival music) is performed twice a day. There is also a large screen showing footage of Kawagoe Festival so you can experience the festival through various perspectives. A 15-minute walk from Honkawagoe Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.