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Sakurasou Japanese primrose festivals | SAITAMA CITY
April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 – April 14, 2019 @ 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.
On Saturday April 13th and Sunday 14th there will be a festival in Saitama’s city hall between 9 am and 4 pm.
On April 14th 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. There is a taiko performance at the opening around 10 am. Primary school aged children will perform concerts in both the morning and the afternoon.
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