Category: Festivals

Saitama Sakura

🌸Saitama Sakura Guide🌸

Saitama Sakura 2018 Saitama Sakura – Saitama may not be particularly well known for our cherry blossoms, but we still have plenty of places to enjoy cherry blossoms, cherry blossom festivals, events and Hanami. We also are home to one of Japan’s most famous cherry blossom trees. CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVALS We have a number of large and quality sakura / […]

Events and Freebies during Golden Week | SAITAMA

Its that wonderful time of the year again when we can live without either heating or air conditioning. When spring is in the air, but summer is just around the corner. Golden Week is very aptly named ; between the weather and the events it really is a golden time of the year! The entire population may very well get […]

Setsubun: catching beans for good luck at Kitain Temple | KAWAGOE

February 3rd is Setsubun in Japan, which marks the end of winter. People celebrate annually with traditional ceremonies in both homes and temples. A common tradition associated with this ancient festival is mamemaki or bean throwing. A lot of families carry out this fun tradition at home, but you can also visit a temple to do it with a crowd. Today, […]

Chichibu Night Festival from John Becker

Chichibu Night Festival | CHICHIBU

At 2.02 am today, December 1st 2016 the Chichibu Night Festival, specifically the traditional music and performances of the festival, along with 32 festivals in Japan were confirmed and recorded as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Congratulations CHICHIBU. 🙂 **Above photos, one of which is also used as a featured Image on the preview, are copyright of John Becker. Andrea Miyata also […]

JULY Festivals and Fireworks 2016 | KANTO (TOKYO)

Kanto is the area around Tokyo, comprising Saitama, Kanagawa (Yokohama), Chiba, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma.  This is a calendar displaying festivals and fireworks in this area for the month of July. Click on the event for more information including time and place, and a link to either the official website or to a webpage with more information in English. I recommend you […]

Yorii Autumn Festival

This weekend Yorii town is celebrating a 2 day Autumn festival. The festival is held every year on the 1st Sunday of November and its proceeding Saturday, which this year happens to fall on October 31st. It starts at 3.30pm on Saturday the 31st with 7 floats of lanterns accompanied with Japanese traditional festival music played on whistles and taiko […]

Koedo Kurari Character Festival Halloween event

This Saturday from 11am there is a “character festival” in Kawagoe Kurari, a small shopping area with food and souvenirs housed in three former sake breweries.  You can meet mascots and characters from the Kawagoe area, including Kawagoe city’s main mascot Tokimo, a sweet potato clock. There will be an opportunity to get your photo taken with the mascot. Children who […]

AniTamaSai Anime/Manga Festival in Saitama

Saitama’s Biggest Anime and Manga Event!Over 80 Booths Showcasing the Latest Anime and Anime-Related Tourism!Date:October 17, 2015 (Sat) Event Starts at 10 Source: AniTamaSai Anime/Manga Festival in Saitama – アニ玉祭 Saitama’s largest Anime / Manga festival will take place this Saturday, the 17th of October, in Sonic City Kawaguchi. Entry to the grounds is free. There will be over 80 booths and a wide variety […]

Tokorozawa Festival

Information for this annual event is now available in the events section of insaitama.com. The Tokorozawa festival will be held on the 10th and 11th, with the main parade, music and street performances happening on the latter; Sunday the 11th. On the 10th, most of the activities will be conducted in Motomachi community wide space 元町コミュニティ広場 from 1 to 7pm. […]

Sakado Yosakoi Traditional Dance Festival

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