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CANCELLED Musenyama Sakura Festival | INA TOWN
March 28 @ 08:00 - April 12 @ 17:00Free
Musenyama, also known as the KDDI Forest, is a greenery trust in Ina Town. There are approximately 100 large sized (roughly 10 metres tall) cherry blossom trees, all about 70 years old. Unfortunately, like the majority of cherry blossom festivals all over Japan, the cherry blossom festival has been cancelled for 2020 amid concerns over the Coronavirus. Official web notification (click here).
The 2019 cherry blossom period in Musenyama is from Saturday March 23rd until Sunday April 7th from 10 am to 8 pm on dry days. The cherry blossoms are lit up at night from 6 pm. The festival and the light up are not on when it is raining.
During the period you can picnic under the trees. There are two days within this period when there is a proper full on festival with food stalls and live entertainment. This year, 2019, those dates are March 30th and 31st.
March 30th and 31st
On March 30th and 31st the Ina town mascots will visit the Musenyama festival at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm. From 11 am you can enjoy taiko drums – such a magnificent scene: taiko drums back dropped by cherry blossoms. There is a yosakoi performance on Saturday March 30th from noon. On Sunday there are more dance and music performances scheduled for between 11 am and 3 pm and the town mascots will once again visit.
The nearest station is Uchijuku station on the New Shuttle line. It is about an 8 minute walk from the KDDI Musenyama forest.
Parking is available. It costs 300 yen.
Featured image from the official park website, linked below.
For more sakura and spring events in Saitama, please see the main event pages.
Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors.