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Kinchakuda Red Spider Lily Festival | HIDAKA
September 15 @ 08:00 - September 30 @ 16:30Yen300
The famous red spider lilies of Kinchakuda in Hidaka Saitama bloom from about mid September. The date for the corresponding festival for 2018 has not yet been set (July 19th 2018), but it usually starts just as the flowers come into bloom. Prime viewing is around a week after the season opens.
I will update with the official dates when they have been set for 2018.
Viewing costs 300 yen for adults, free for children under 16.
Kinchakuda-Manjushage Park has over FIVE MILLION red spider lilies. It is a spectacular sight to behold and attracts thousands of visitors. There are food stalls available during the festival period. On the edge of the park is an ORGANIC CAFE AND SHOP Alishan Organic Center to grab a bite or pick up some foreign healthy produce. Also nearby is Japanese Food Asahi with a twist of Korean food and ingredients, its very popular for lunch: http://www.hidaka-asahi.jp/index.php
The best time of day to get a good picture is around 10 am in the morning. The best viewing spot is starred on the below photo, as is the parking.
The popular MOOK Aki Pia (AMAZON AFFILIATE LINK) recommend combining a trip to see the Spider Lilies with the 2nd ever Hidaka Kuri (Chestnut) Festival that will take place toward the end of September between the hours of from 9 am to 4.30 pm. The exact date for 2018 has not yet been set.
15 minute walk from Seibu Ikebukuro Line’s Koma Station.
18 minute drive from Tsurugashima Interchange of Kanetsu Expressway.
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A fun day out in Saiboku; Hot springs and Ham! ｜HIDAKA
Easy Hike to Gojyou Waterfall | HIDAKA
Best of Saitama: Chikozan Park | SAYAMA
(Annual reoccuring event first posted on Insaitama.com September 2016)