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Ogose Plum Blossom Festival

February 16, 2019 @ 08:30 March 21, 2019 @ 16:00

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.

Image from the official site

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

Mini Steam Locomotive at plum blossom festival, Plum blossoms Ogose
Mini Steam Locomotive. Image from official event site.

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 blossoms Ogose official event URL, map and cost in the details box at bottom of post.

Other events in Saitama in February include:

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

The plum blossom grove is a 40 minute walk 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.


February 16 @ 08:30
March 21 @ 16:00
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Ogose Plum Blossom Grove

113 Douyama, Ogose
Iruma Gun, Saitama 350-0406 Japan
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