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Kodai Hasu No Sato Illumination | GYODA

November 23, 2019 @ 16:30 - January 5, 2020 @ 21:30

Kodai Hasu no Sato Illumination

Kodai Hasu no Sato Illumination – Gyoda City, Kodai Hasu no Sato “ancient lotus pond”, is best known for its paddy art which you can view from an observational tower. We checked it out earlier in the year, and it really is a sight to behold.

Rice Field Art and Ancient Lotus: Kodai Hasu No Sato | GYODA


During December, the annual illumination is turned on once it gets dark and stays on until 9.30 pm. It is one of the longest running night illuminations in Saitama. The tower which usually closes in the evening is open later, until 9 pm, on the dates outlined below and stays open until 9 pm.

Kodai Hasu No Sato Illumination Gyoda City. Image from official website

Image from the official site

Kodai Hasu No Sato Illumination event details

Dates: Saturday November 23rd to Sunday January 5th for illumination with special events on during that period. Information for the annual December events has not yet been released (Aug 18th 2019)

Address: 2375 Kobari, Gyoda-shi


400 yen to enter the tower for adults, 200 yen for children aged over 6 years old.

Parking is free most of the year, but they do sometimes charge during the height of lotus season (June / July).

You can see up-to-date hours and costs (Japanese only) on the official site:

URL: Japanese only

Access: Approximately 25 minutes from the Hanyu exit of the Tohoku expressway. A city circulating bus service is available from Gyoda shi Station (14 minutes to Kodai-hasu no Sato). Map in the grey details box at the bottom of the post.

Some other night Illumination in Saitama:

Keyaki Hiroba Illumination Fantastic Carnival Magic Box | SAITAMA CITY

Autumn Leaves Light up Shinrin Park | NAMEGAWA

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November 23 @ 16:30
January 5, 2020 @ 21:30
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Kodai Hasu No Sato
Kobari, 2375−1
Gyoda, Saitama 361-0024 Japan
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