Nakahara Park hydrangea Sayama

Event information for both the 30th annual Hydrangea Festival and 33rd International friendship fair which are on the same day, this June, in Sayama City. Both festivals take place simultaneously in a small park, in a residential area, that is known as an hydrangea park. According to Sayama City, there are approximately 2000 hydrangea, of 25 varieties, in the park;

Sayama Hydrangea Festival

The festival is on at Nakahara Park, in a residential area of Saitama, near Shin Sayama station. Each year for the occasion they have a mini steam locomotive that runs just outside the park. The festival was on in part throughout the pandemic, but last year (2023) was the first year it was ‘back to normal’. This year once again they will have some food stalls on the day selling things such as shaved ice and yakisoba. You can pick up beer too! There will also be international stalls with cuisine from other countries, such as India, Philippines and Nepal, as part of the international friendship event. In addition, there will be some live performances, including taiko, yosakoi and gospel to name but a few!


Event: The 30th annual hydrangea festival and 33rd International Exchange Gathering 2024 第30回あじさい祭り並びに第33回国際交流の集い

Date: Sunday June 16th 2024

Time: from 9 am to 2 pm

Cost: there is no admission fee

Venue: Nakahara Park 中原公園, 2 Chome-14-24 Shinsayama, Sayama, Saitama 350-1331. View on Google Maps.


Just a couple of minutes walk from Shin-Sayama Station, which is on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.

Official event page.

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