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Kinchakuda Red Spider Lily Festival | HIDAKA
September 14 @ 08:00 - September 30 @ 16:30Yen300
The famous red spider lilies, or Higanbana as they are called in Japan, in Kinchakuda, Hidaka, Saitama bloom from about mid September. The date for the corresponding festival is always set close to the time they bloom. Prime viewing of the flowers is usually around a week after the flowers are officially declared open.
We won’t know for another couple of months what the festival dates for 2019 are, but without a doubt the festival will start sometime in September. And as such will coincide with a week or two of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Kinchakuda-Manjushage Park has over FIVE MILLION red spider lilies. It is a spectacular sight to behold and attracts thousands of visitors. Approximately 25,000 of them (visitors)! There are food stalls and various stage performances scheduled for the festival period. You can see the schedule on the official site linked in the grey details box below.
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.
Viewing costs 300 yen for adults, free for children under 16.
The popular MOOK Aki Pia (AMAZON AFFILIATE LINK) recommend combining a trip to see the Spider Lilies with the Hidaka Kuri (Chestnut) Festival which will take place on September 23rd this year between the hours of from 9 am to 4.30 pm.
15 minute walk from Seibu Ikebukuro Line’s Koma Station.
18 minute drive from Tsurugashima Interchange of Kanetsu Expressway.
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(Annual reoccuring event first posted on Insaitama.com September 2016)