From August 11th to 13th, 2023, experience a splash of culture and fun at the Water & World Festa held at Saitama Shintoshin’s Keyaki Square in Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture.

Photo Water Amp World Festa Saitama
Photo Water Amp World Festa Saitama

Reviving a Southeast Asian Tradition

Making its vibrant return after four years, this festival is inspired by the Songkran festival celebrated in Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. Songkran is a traditional event where participants pour water on each other, hoping for a bountiful harvest and warding off any misfortunes. Saitama Shintoshin brings a tailored version of this event to its grounds.

Splashing Fun: Mizukake Time

Photo Water Amp World Festa Saitama
Photo Water Amp World Festa Saitama

During the Mizukake Festival & World Festa, water fights are scheduled twice daily: from 11:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 16:00. Revelers in the designated water splashing area arm themselves with water guns and other tools to engage in refreshing battles. Little attendees aren’t left out either; a special pool for children under 3 is set up in the adjacent grassy area.

A Quick Note On The Japan Rail Pass Price Hike
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Savor the World: The World Festa

Photo Water Amp World Festa Saitama
Photo Water Amp World Festa Saitama

Parallel to the water festivities is the World Festa, offering a gastronomic journey with stalls serving delicacies from Asia, Europe, Africa, and beyond. From tantalizing Thai dishes to delectable European and African sweets, there’s a world of flavors to explore. And for the culture enthusiasts, the festival features live performances, including traditional dances and ethnic music from around the globe.

After indulging in spirited water activities, satisfy your appetite at the World Festa. It promises a day well-spent!

Event Details

  • Name: 19th Tama Ari Triangle Town Keyaki Square Mizukake Festival & World Festa
  • Date: August 11th to 13th, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 – 20:00
  • Location: Tama Ari Triangle Town Keyaki Square
  • Address: 10 Shintoshin, Chuo Ward, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture
  • Entry: Free
  • Note: Event will proceed even in rainy weather.

Getting There

  • JR Saitama Shintoshin Station: A short 3-minute walk.
  • JR Saikyo Line Kita-Yono Station: Just a 7-minute walk.

For more details, visit the official site:

The Sum Up

Dive into a blend of culture, fun, and gastronomy and escape the heat this August at Saitama Shintoshin’s Keyaki Square!

Photo Water Amp World Festa Saitama
Photo Water Amp World Festa Saitama


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