Three of the places lit up by lanterns for the Kawagoe Night Walk 2024

This February Kawagoe will have a very special illumination event centered around Honmaru Goten, with six other participating locations. The “lantern lit night walk for adults” is on from Friday February 9th to Wednesday February 14th 2024. Not only is each of the seven locations lit by lantern, but theyRead More →

Ranzan Town's sakura hanabi with cherry blossoms and fireworks

The Ranzan Cherry Blossom Festival was truly missed the last four years in a row. This is one of the better festivals because they have some amazing performances, such as horseback archery. In addition, they light the trees up at night. Moreover, they normally have ‘sakura hanabi’ cherry blossom fireworks,Read More →

Sandawara floating dolls iwatsuki

Information for the Floating dolls of Iwatsuki in 2024. One truly enchanting event to mark the annual Dolls festival is the floating dolls of Iwatsuki. Paper dolls are floated on a pond in the doll town Iwatsuki to mark the Dolls Festival, which is also girls day. The dolls areRead More →

Kitaasaba Kanzakura 2022

The Nissai Sakura Matsuri will be on in 2024 for the first time in five years. This post contains information for the festival and general information for the cherry blossoms at this location, called the Kitaasaba Sakura Zutsumi, in Sakado City. The cherry blossoms are an early blooming variety knownRead More →

Satte Cherry Blossom Festival at Gongendo Park

Information for the 91st annual Satte cherry blossom festival at the beautiful Gongendo Park. This post also contains information for the early blooming Kawazuzakura variety, which should start to bloom around the end of February. You will find that information below the festival information. You can find general information forRead More →

kikushidare Takao Sakura park

Takao Sakura Park, as the name implies, is a cherry blossom park in Kitamoto City, Saitama Prefecture. It is also a popular spot for watching the sunset. Perched on the hill overlooking the Arakawa river, you can see as far as Mt Fuji on a clear day. Between February andRead More →