Hatchoko is a lake in Yoshimi Town in the Hiki District of Saitama. The area around it is a nature park. It is much loved by locals and promoted by the local government. The lake is small and quite murky, but the trees around the lake are very vibrant in Autumn.
For three nights during the height of the autumn leaves the town put on a small festival in celebration of the autumn leaves around the Hatchoko park area including in the Yoshimi kannon.
Schedule of Healing Night Light Up at Hatchoko
Friday November 16th from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Saturday and Sunday November 17th and 18th from 5 pm to 8 pm.
There is also light up at the Yoshimi Kannon from 5 pm to 8 pm each of these days.
On the Friday and Saturday they have storytelling for children from 6.30 pm at Yoshimi Kannon which is on the south end of Hatchoko Park.
On all three nights, weather permitting, there is a live outdoor stage with traditional music in the park.
From the official site
For more light up and other events in Saitama please see the main events calendar.
In the area:
Kid friendly natural cafe sora:
Natural Cafe Sora | YOSHIMI