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Satte Hydrangea Festival | SATTE
June 1 @ 08:00 - July 1 @ 17:00
Satte Hydrangea Festival in Gongendo Park, Satte, Saitama
Gongendo Park in Satte City, Saitama Prefecture, is best known for its stunning cherry blossom and rapeseed scenery in Spring. It is also well known for its red spider lilies in the Autumn. In more recent years the hydrangea are also enjoying acclaim, especially the Annabel variety which the park is renowned for.
The 2018 Hydrangea festival will be held from June 1st to July 1st. There are approximately 16,000 hydrangea of 100 different varieties. There are approximately 3,000 of the Annabel variety. An estimated 563,000 people will come to see the hydrangea in Satte over the course of the flower festival. Please note the park maybe closed during bad weather conditions.
The park was only officially opened in 2011, but some of the flora and fauna (including the cherry blossoms) have existed long before that. The park brought with it multipurpose athletic grounds and a playground.
Access Satte Hydrangea festival in Gongendo Park
From the park’s official english webpage:
Get off at Satte station on the Tobu Nikko line, and take the Asahi Bus bound for Goka machi yakuba to the stop named “Gongendo”. (170 yen one way)
On foot it is about a 30 minute walk from Satte Station.
If using a car navigation system, set the destination to “Satteshi kouminkan” (Kita Hall). Gongendo Park and the car parking area is opposite Kita Hall.
Address of Kita Hall
Oaza Uchi-goma 867, Satte, Saitama
Car parking area opening hours: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Map, URLs and further information in the grey details box at the bottom of the post.
The main featured photo is from the Satte City Tourism Association.
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