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Sakurasou Japanese primrose festivals | SAITAMA CITY

April 14 @ 10:00 - April 15 @ 15:30

During mid April the city of Saitama host a number of Japanese primrose “Sakurasou” festivals. Sakurasou or Sakuraso is written in Japanese with the kanji for cherry blossoms and for grass i.e. cherry blossom grass. However, Japanese primrose is the name used in English for this flower. The flower doesn’t look that much like cherry blossoms nor does the shibazakura, or moss phlox as its called in English, but both are classified as coming under the  “sakura” umbrella.

Japanese primrose

From STIB the official tourist bureau of Saitama City

On April 14th and 15th there will be a festival at Saitama’s city hall between 9 am and 4 pm.

On April 15th Sakuraso Park in Sakura ward of Saitama city will have their annual Japanese primrose festival. It is very child friendly with a character show with local super heroes performing. They have music an dance as well as food and toy festival booths at the festival. There are taiko performances scheduled at 10 am and again at 12.20 pm. Primary school aged children will perform concerts in both the morning and the afternoon.

Japanese primrose festival

From STIB the official tourism website of Saitama City


Access Japanese primrose festival

Saitama City Hall is about a 15 to 20 minute walk from Urawa, Kita urawa, and minami Urawa staions.

Sakuraso Park is a 20 minute walk from Nishi Urawa station

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April 14 @ 10:00
April 15 @ 15:30
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saitama city hall
6 Chome-4-4 Tokiwa, Urawa-ku,
Saitama City, Saitama 330-9588 Japan
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