Tag: konosu

Kōnosu Fireworks | KOUNOSU

Konosu Fireworks 2018 – The 17th annual Konosu fireworks will take place on October 13th 2018. In the event of rain, as happened last year, the fireworks will be rescheduled. Last year they were rescheduled for 2 days after the planned date, but if the weather is acceptable and the viewing fields are not water logged, this year they will […]

May Poppy and Flower Festival | KOUNOSU

Kounosu Flower Festival – The poppy festival that is held annually in Konosu is quite well known, but they also have other flower festivals around the same time. Each of the festivals is carried out at different locations. The city of Konosu hold different events on the weekends during the flower festival periods.   Open Garden The open garden is not […]

Cosmos Festival | KONOSU

Cosmos Festival in Konosu **10/20 The official website has updated to say there are some changes to the schedule due to the continuous rain. Please check the official site for the most up-to-date information** Each year to mark the blooming of 12,000,000 cosmos in the Arawaka riverbed area of Konosu City there is a 2 day festival near the flower fields. […]

Summer Festivals in Saitama July 14th – 20th 2016

What an absolutely fabulous selection of festivals on offer the first weekend of the summer school holidays. There is something for everyone in Saitama the weekend of July 16th to 20th. From the very traditional, history rich Japanese festivals, to a taste of Brazil in a Summer Carnival. From family friendly children processions to beer garden alcohol laden adult friendly festivals!  The […]

Kamiya Park Play&Sports ground + Skateboarding | Kounosu

Ever wondered if skateboarding is legal (and safe!) in Saitama? The good news is yes and yes. And one place you can enjoy skateboarding in Saitama is Kamiya Park in Kounosu, which has a designated skateboard park. This multi-use park has a number of sporting facilities, it even has a stadium. The best part: it also has a brand new […]

Summer Festivals in Saitama July 17th – 20th 2015

What an absolutely fabulous hotchpotch of festivals on offer this weekend. There is something for everyone in Saitama this weekend. From the very traditional, history rich Japanese festivals, to a taste of Brazil in a Summer Carnival. From family friendly children processions to beer garden alcohol laden adult friendly festivals!  The choice is as extensive as it is diverse. Below […]

Disaster Prevention Day and free training centres in Tokyo

Today, the 1st of September, is Disaster Prevention Day, on the anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake. This year marks the 90th anniversary of that fatal day in 1923. This morning the Public Address (PA) System wailed its sirens at 6.30am. These sirens sound like the sirens you hear in World War II movies to signal people to get to […]