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Ogose Plum Blossom Festival

February 16 @ 08:30 - March 21 @ 16:00

¥2 – ¥300
Ogose Plum Blossom Festival

Ogose Plum Blossom Festival – The Ogose Bairin Plum Tree Festival in Ogose Town, Saitama is considered one of the three big plum blossom festivals in the Kanto region. This year (2019) it will run from February 16th until March 21st. Early March is generally considered the best time to see the blossoms.

In previous years the plum grove opened until 5 pm, but this year it will only open until 4 pm.

Ogose Plum BLossom Festival

For the duration of the festival a mini steam locomotive will run through the plum blossoms, on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays only. You can ride the steam locomotive between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm. It costs 200 yen per person from 2 years old up (children under two go free).

Plum Blossom Bonsai at Ogose Bairin

There is also live entertainment on the weekends. And the Ogose Town Mascot Umerin usually pops in for a visit. There is a small market in the park and you can buy plum blossom trees and bonsai.

Plum blossoms Ogose official event URL, map and cost in the details box at bottom of post. You can read more about visiting the plum blossom forest in English here:

Other places you can ride a mini steam locomotive in Saitama:

Something different in Saitama: Santome aka Satoyama | MIYOSHI

Or indeed a real life sized one!:

Steam Locomotive Paleo Express | KUMAGAYA TO CHICHIBU

Ogose Plum Blossom Festival Access

Ogose Plum Blossom Festival bus timetable

The plum blossom grove is a 40 minute walk or you can get a bus from Ogose Station on the Hachiko Line.

Parking is 500 yen for cars, 800 yen for mini buses and 1,200 yen for large buses.

Other events in Saitama in February include:

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Details

Start:
February 16 @ 08:30
End:
March 21 @ 16:00
Cost:
¥2 – ¥300
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Website:
http://www.town.ogose.saitama.jp/kankonavi/matsuri/umematsuri/index.html

Venue

Ogose Plum Blossom Grove
113 Douyama, Ogose
Iruma Gun, Saitama 350-0406 Japan
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Phone:
049-292-3121
Website:
town.ogose.saitama.jp

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