The Otaki Ice festival, illuminated Misotsuchi Icicles in 2022 – One of the most famous, and beautiful, winter scenes of Saitama is at the Otaki Ice Festival. Located in the former Otaki village (now part of Chichibu city) in the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park. The Misotsuchi Icicles are the only naturally
Approximately 12 million cosmos grow on the Arakawa riverbed near “Cosmos Arena Fukiage” in Konosu annually in autumn. During the period of the bloom there is usually a two day cosmos festival. However, in 2019 the festival was cancelled due to typhoon Hagibis and in 2020 the festival was cancelled
A highlight of October in Saitama Prefecture are the famous Konosu fireworks display. In 2020, the organizers of the Konosu Fireworks announced that they were postponing the infamous Konosu Fireworks. However, there were no updates until June 23rd 2021. At that time, they said that the fireworks were postponed indefinitely.
In both 2020 and 2021, the Higanbana festival in Satte’s Gongendo Park was cancelled on account of the Coronavirus outbreak. The other large spider lily festivals in Saitama, such as at Kinchakuda, were also cancelled. In 2021, Gongendo Park opened for all other seasonal blooms – daffodils, cherry blossoms, hydrangea
“Exploring the dinosaur era from teeth” ~ A special exhibition, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Sayama City Museum. Exhibition Exploring the dinosaur era from teeth In conjunction with the Food and Agriculture Museum connected to the Tokyo University of Agriculture, Sayama City Museum’s summer exhibition will open