tulips at Fukaya Green Park with Aqua Paradise Patio in the background

Each year in spring, Aqua Paradise Patio have a one day ‘Patio Festival’. This year they say it will be bigger than ever. Aqua Paradise Patio is an indoor pool in Fukaya City in the North of Saitama Prefecture. The festival is mainly outdoors, in the adjacent ‘Fukaya Green Park‘. The stunning tulips and cherry blossoms in the park should be blooming just in time for the festival.

Aqua Paradise Patio

Aqua Paradise Patio, or Patio as it is most commonly called, is a popular indoor pool with a large tube slide. It is located in a park called Fukaya Green Park. There is an entrance fee into Patio, but there is no fee into the park. There is also free parking. However, when the pool is very busy it can be quite difficult to secure a parking space. No doubt for the one day festival this coming Saturday, April 6th, the parking lot will be very busy.

Patio Festival

The Patio Festival is usually held early in April. Dozens of food trucks set up in the park for the occasion. And this year they will have more than any other year. There are also live stage events from 10 am to 3 pm. The stage events are varied with several dance performances including yosakoi. There will also be a taiko performance. In addition, a balloon artist will perform which is sure to be a big hit with kids.

The featured photo at the top of the post shows Patio in the background, with the tulips and cherry blossoms in bloom in Fukaya Green Park. More information about the park and its seasonal blooms:

Information

Event: Patio Festival パティオまつり

Date: Saturday April 6th 2024

Time: from 10 am to around 3.30 pm

Cost: there is no admission fee

Venue: Aqua Paradise Patio / Fukaya Green Park, アクアパラダイス パティオ, 763 Fukaya Green Park, Kashiai, Fukaya, Saitama 〒366-0816. View on Google Maps.

Access

There is a free “Patio” shuttle bus from the rotary at the South entrance of the JR Fukaya station. The Takasaki line stops at Fukaya Station. There is about one bus an hour between 10 am and 4 pm. More information on the official website. By car, Patio is about a 15 to 20 minute drive from the Hanazono Interchange of the Kanetsu Expressway. As above, there is free parking.

Official event page

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