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Higanbana / Red Spider Lily Festival | SATTE

September 14, 2019 @ 08:00 - October 6, 2019 @ 17:00

Satte red spider lilies higanbana manjyusyage

Higanbana festival in Satte’s Gongendo Park.

Image from the official website.

The Higanbana (Red Spider Lily) Festival starts mid September in Gongendo Park in Satte.  The Higanbanas are quite famous there as are the cherry blossoms and rape flowers in Spring. There are over 3 MILLION red spider lilies in Gongendo Park, Satte.

There is a little shop there and benches you can picnic at.  There is also a tourist information area. They have a playground in the park.

The 2019 official dates have not yet been released are from September 14th to October 6th. Meaning they will be in bloom during the Rugby World Cup games. The Kumagaya Rugby World Cup stadium is relatively close and it is possible to do a trip to the Higanbana or red spider lilies of Satte.

Higanbana Festival Access:

10 minute drive from the Satte Interchange on Ken-O expressway.  20 minutes from the Kuki Interchange of the Tohoku Expressway. Free parking available from 8.30 am to 7 pm this month and to 5 pm from October.

Only 45 minutes from Kita-Senju Station or an hour from Asakusa Station in Tokyo. You need to take a shuttle bus from Satte station. It costs 180 yen one way.

Another famous Higanbana / Red Spider Lily festival in Saitama-

Kinchakuda Red Spider Lily Festival | HIDAKA

If you want a more off the beaten path location to see red spider lilies aka cluster amaryllis, and photograph some terraced rice fields while you’re at it…

Cluster Amaryllis Terasaka Terraced Rice Fields | YOKOZE



Other annual events in Gongendo Park


September 14, 2019 @ 08:00
October 6, 2019 @ 17:00
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Gongendo Park
50, Sotogouma, Satte-shi, Saitama-ken 340-0112
Satte, Saitama 340-0112 Japan
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