Lantern Festival 観光
Thousands of Lanterns
Kodaira’s lantern festival, also known as akari matsuri, is held on the first Saturday in August every year. Locations along the Sayama Sakai Green Way and Tamagawa Josui Canal stretches of the Kodaira Green Road are decorated with nearly 4,000 handmade lanterns. A performance stage as well as food and beverage stalls are at every venue along the Kodaira Green Road. Come out to watch lanterns flicker in the night air while also enjoying performances from local talent! This event is the perfect opportunity to break out your yukata.
This festival is put on for the locals, by the locals. Come experience the passion of a local festival!
A majority of the venues are located between Hana-Koganei Station and Kodaira Station. Both station are along the same train line and are easily accessible from Shinjuku Station.
The lantern festival venues along the Sayama Sakai Green Way are Hana-Koganei Station both the north and south exits, the Hana-Koganei Southern Citizen’s Plaza, Hanaoki Park in Hana-Koganei’s 6th district, Hikarigaoka Park, Takenoko Park, Kodaira Furusato Mura, Tenjin Sakura-sou Park, Tenjin Jabu-Jabu Park, Ajisai Park, and Kodaira Station.
The venues along the Tamagawa Josui Canal are Chuo Park, the Kodaira Sewerage Museum, and the Komorebi Footbath.
More information about the lantern festival can be found here.
|The Kodaira Green Road lantern festival
|1st Saturday of August