This is just the 4th year of this summer night festival at the Soka Matsubara Promenade. Going forward it will be held annually on the night of the first Sunday in the month of July.
The promenade is famous for its scenery, primarily the pine trees on the avenue, but there are also seasonal flowers. Currently, there are 634 pine trees on the route. The road stretches alongside the Ayase river. It is approximately 1.5 kilometers long and designated a cultural beauty spot (in a collective group of 13 locations in 10 prefectures of Japan). The trees are believed to be approximately 400 years old.
Soka Matsubara Promenade Dream Festival
The Soka Matsubara Promenade Dream Festival includes night illumination such as the bridges lit up, festival stalls, Projection Mapping and special events as well as the opportunity to ride on a rickshaw or take a canoe down the river.
From the official English webpage of Soka City
Approximately a 5 minute walk from Tobu Line’s Dokkyo Daigaku Mae Station, which was formerly known Matsubara Danchi Station.
By car; it is 5 minutes from the Soka Interchange of the Tokyo Gaikan Expressway.
See the grey details box for links, map and further information.
For more events in Saitama, please see the main events calendar