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Cosmos Festival | KONOSU
October 27 @ 09:00 - October 28 @ 16:00
Cosmos Festival in Konosu
Last year due to a typhoon the event was cancelled last minute, along with my plans to finally see the Cosmos from atop Japan’s longest water pipe bridge. I have seen the cosmos from the fields, but was looking forward to the bird’s eye view. Hopefully, this year I can cross that off my bucket list.
Each year to mark the blooming of 12,000,000 cosmos in the Arawaka riverbed area of Konosu City there is a 2 day festival near the flower fields. It is during this period that you are allowed walk on the water pipe bridge (weather permitting) between the hours of 9.30 am and 3 pm. This is a free event. The festival includes stage events, a farmers market, festival stalls and a flea market.
Address: 636-1 Myoyo, Konosu, Saitama
5 minute bus ride on “Flower Bus” （フラワーバス）from JR Takasaki Line Fukiage station （ＪＲ高崎線吹上駅)
toward Kita Kounosu (北鴻巣行き), alight at Cosmos Arena Fukiage （コスモスアリーナふきあげ）.
11 kilometres from the Higashimatsuyama Interchange of the Kanetsu Expressway.
Konosu has a lot of famous events on over the year as well as some other low key ones. Among their annual famous events are the Guinness World Record holding Konosu Fireworks and Japan’s tallest Hina (Doll) display:
There are lots of other things to do in Konosu with kids. Here’s a sample:
- Preschooler play area Kids Park in Elumi | KOUNOSU
- Kamiya Park Play&Sports ground + Skateboarding | Kounosu
- Annual Kõnosu Fireworks | KONOSU
- Konosu Bikkuri Hina Matsuri / Surprising Doll Festival
- Disaster Training: An earthquake, a typhoon and a fire all in one day…| KOUNOSU
This is an annual event that has appeared on the blog section over the years, it moved to the events section in 2016.