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The Kawagoe Festival

An Epic Celebration of Dueling Floats

Donny Kimball
6 min readOct 20, 2017

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Kawagoe locals pull a huge float for Saitama Prefecture’s Kawagoe Festival

Anyone who follows me on social media knows I’m a big, big, big fan of Kawagoe. From the historical pieces of Edo Castle to Kawagoe’s phenomenal craft beer, there’s a lot to love about this town. That said, given all of Kawagoe’s offerings, nothing quite compares to the magic of its annual…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/