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Kumagaya Air Base Cherry Blossom Festival

April 14, 2019 @ 09:00 15:00

Kumagaya Air Base Cherry Blossom Festival, April 14th 2019. The cherry blossom festival on JASDF Kumagaya Air Base may be of particular interest to any aviation enthusiasts. This is a rare chance to go on the base and they have helicopters and planes on display.

Image from the official website

Kawasaki CH-47J Chinook, Mitsubishi F-104J Starfighter as well as other Mitsubishi Aircraft, North American T6-G Texan are just some of the aircraft that were on display two years ago. They look quite magnificent all year round, but picturesque when backdropped by the 800 cherry blossoms of the air base.

This event, despite not being advertised heavily online, attracts thousands of visitors. They usually have something for the kids. In 2017 they had mini military clothes that kids could dress up in. I find the aircraft alone mesmerises them anyway! During the festival they have paper lanterns adorning the main avenue of cherry blossom trees.

From the official website

The official website has only released the date of the 2019 cherry blossom festival and there are no further details on the site yet. But the photos in this post were taken from the 2017 Kumagaya Air Base Cherry Blossom event page.

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JASDF Kumagaya Air Base

839 Jurokken,
Kumagaya-shi,, Saitama-ken 360-0846 Japan
+ Google Map
048-532-3554
mod.go.jp

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