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Tsurugashima Cherry Blossom Festival
March 23 - April 7Free
The 35th annual Tsurugashima Cherry Blossom Festival will be held from March 23rd to April 7th. The festival is held at the Tsurugashima Sports Park. The main weekend, when they have events on, is March 30th and 31st. For that weekend they have food and festival stalls and live music performances.
Apart from that weekend the only way they mark the “festival” is with festival lanterns around the park, particularly around the lake which is the famous cherry blossom scene of Tsurugashima. They also light up the cherry blossoms by night.
Approximately 12,000 people come to see the cherry blossoms in Tsurugashima each year. There is parking for 250 cars in the free car park in the park, but for the weekend of the main events of the festival they restrict the parking in the park. Public toilets available.
The park doesn’t have a lot in it for general use, but it has good sporting facilities. There is a small play area for kids and if the weather is fine enough you can also play in the nice splash pond.
Access Tsurugashima Cherry Blossom Festival
By public transport: you can get a bus from Tobu Tojo Line Wakaba station for
「柳戸町」 Its a five minute walk from this station.
By car: Five minutes from the Tsurugashima Interchange of the Ken-O expressway.
For more cherry blossom festivals and spring events in Saitama, please see the main event pages.