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Kumagaya Cherry Blossom Festival | KUMAGAYA
March 26, 2018 @ 08:00 - April 8, 2018 @ 17:00
The Kumagaya Cherry Blossoms with rapeseed flowers along the riverbank is one of Saitama’s famous images. The cherry blossom there have been celebrated since the Edo period and the area is listed as one of Japan’s top 100 cherry blossom viewing spots.
The sakura of Kumagaya are well renowned as one of the best places to enjoy “sakura matsuri” (cherry blossom festival) in Saitama. There are about 500 Yoshino cherry blossom trees along 2 kilometers of riverbank. During the period of the Kumagaya Cherry blossom festival the trees are lit up at night.
Kumagaya Cherry Blossom Festival Information
Dates: Monday March 26th until Sunday April 8th
Light up: From 6 pm to 9 pm
Festival stalls: Approximately 50
Entrance Fee: NONE
Access: By train it is close to both the JR Kumagaya and Chichibu Railway stations. By car it is about 30 minute drive from the Higashimatsuyama Interchange of the Kanetsu expressway.
Parking: It is advised to come by public transport, but there is a temporary car park. In previous years it has been free, but that has yet to be confirmed for this year.
Other events in Kumagaya during the cherry blossom season:
Kumagaya Charity walk on March 25th
Enter by March 11th: http://www.kumagayakan.net/event/walk.html
Hiking from the station
On April 1st from 9 am to approximately 11 am. It will take in the sakura and rapeseed on the riverbank as well as other famous sakura spots in Kumagaya. Further details here.
Kumagaya Sakura Yosakoi
Also on April 1st. More information to come on the official site soon: Kumagaya Sakura Yosakoi