Cosmos Saitama

A selection of ten Cosmos fields in Saitama near both Tokyo and Gunma.

Cosmos Saitama

Cosmos Saitama

Ten places for Cosmos flower viewing in Saitama Prefecture, beside Tokyo, Gunma, Tochigi and Ibaraki. The largest two, in Konosu and Yoshimi, have greater detail. The other eight provide a synopsis of the main information needed to visit the fields. With the exception of Shinrin Park, Sakitama and Omiya Hana no Oka, seven of these places usually have a Cosmos Festival annually. Unfortunately, this year – 2020 – there will be no cosmos festival on account of the Coronavirus. All are mapped on a Google My Map below the list:

  1. Konosu
  2. Yoshimi
  3. Shinrin Park
  4. Kinchakuda
  5. Kawajima
  6. Cosmos Road Fujimi
  7. Omiya Hana no Oka
  8. Okabe (with fireworks)
  9. Kawagoe
  10. Sakitama

1. Konosu Cosmos Fields

Cosmos Festival
Cosmos Saitama

12 million cosmos bloom in Konosu annually. They have a flower festival during the period where you can enjoy festival food stalls and live entertainment. They usually have a picking event too. On fixed dates during the festival period they offer spectators the chance to go up on Japan’s largest water bridge which extends across the cosmos fields, to get a panaroma view of the flower known as the autumn cherry blossom in Japan.

Konosu Fields
Date:generally the festival is on the middle weekend of October
Cost:free
Address:636-1 Myoyo, Konosu, Saitama
Access:By public transport
7 minute bus ride from Fukiage Station
>>From the station get a “Flower Bus”(フラワーバス)toward Kita Kounosu (北鴻巣行き) and alight at Cosmos Arena Fukiage(コスモスアリーナふきあげ).
By car
11 kilometres from the Higashimatsuyama Interchange of the Kanetsu Expressway.
Online:Official website
Konosu Cosmos event page (updated annually).
Map:On google maps (also on the My Map above)

2. Yoshimi Cosmos Fields

There are about 8 million cosmos in the Yoshimi fields. They too have a festival during the period, but it is usually only for two days on a weekend in the middle of October. During that festival you can pay to go up in a hot air balloon and get a birds eye view of the fields. They also have scarecrows displayed during the festival. Scarecrows are typically displayed in September in Japan, so it is a treat to be able to see them in October in Yoshimi.

Yoshimi Fields
Date:October
Cost:free (hot air balloon ride charged)
Address:1737 Kubota, Yoshimi, Saitama 355-0137
Access:By public transport
Bus from JR Konosu station (Takasaki Line)
>>From the station get a bus bound for Kawagoe / Higashimatsuyama and alight at Hiki Yoshimi Nokyo Mae.

By car
The Higashimatsuyama exit of the Kanetsu Expressway which is about 7 kilometers away.
Online:Official website
Yoshimi Cosmos Festival (updated annually).
Map:On Google Maps

3. Shinrin Park (Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park)

Shinrin Park **please note they may not have cosmos in 2020**
Date:October
Cost:450 yen park entrance free
Address:1920 Yamata, Namegawa, Hiki District, Saitama 355-0802
Access:By public transport
Bus ride from Tobu Tojo Line Shinrin Koen Station.
By car
Ranzan – Ogawa or Higashimatsuyama interchanges of the Ken-o expressway
Online:Official website
Other autumn scenery in Shinrin Park.
Map:On Google Maps

4. Kinchakuda

The Kinchakuda park is famous for its red spider lilies, but it also grows cosmos flowers.

Kinchakuda
Date:September / October
Cost:free
Address:Komahongo, Hidaka, Saitama
Access:By public transport
Walk or get the bus from Koma Station on the Seibu Chichibu Line.

By car
Tsurugashima Interchange of the Kanetsu Expressway.
Online:Official website.
Spider lily festival information.
Map:Mapped on Google Maps

5. Kawajima

Shimoyatsubayashi cosmos field kawajima cosmos picking sign
Shimoyatsubayashi Field
Date:September / October (picking early November)
Cost:free, picking the flowers is also free
Address:870-1 Shimoyatsubayashi, Kawajima, Hiki 350-0192
Access:By public transport
Bus from Wakaba station on the Tobu Tojo Line
By car
Minutes from Kawajima Interchange of Ken-o expressway
Online:Official website
More information in English.
Map:Mapped on Google Maps.

6. Cosmos Road Fujimi

From official website
Cosmos Road or “Blooming Walkway” along the Shingashi River cycle course in Fujimi.
Date:End of September to October
Cost:free
Address:2 Chome-12-4 Kaizuka, Fujimi, Saitama 354-0012
Access:By public transport
Bus from Shiki station east exit for Fujimi High School. ALight at Terashitadanchi Bus Stop.
Online:Official website.
Map:On Google Maps.

7. Omiya Hana no Oka

Cosmos at Omiya Hana no Oka in Saitama City
Omiya Hana no Oka
Date:October
Cost:free
Address:124 Nishiarai, Nishi-ku, Saitama City, Saitama 331-0049
Access:By public transport
Bus from west exit of Omiya Station bound for Hirakata.

By car
Close to the Ageo / Omiya Interchange of route 17.
Online:Official website
Salvia, Cock’s comb and Kochia information.
Map:On Google Maps

8. Okabe

Okabe cosmos festival and fireworks
Date:October
Cost:free
Address:Cosmos Kaido, Fukaya, Saitama 369-0201
Access:By public transport
Close to the JR Okabe station south exit
Online:Official website
Okabe fireworks event information (currently updating).
Map:On Google Maps

9. Isanuma East Bank Flower Garden

We were here in early August 2020 and there were some cosmos already in bloom. They had sulfur cosmos which bloom earlier, but some of the regular purple and pink ones were already peeping through too.

sulfur cosmos Isa marsh east bank flower garden
Isanuma East Marsh Garden Cosmos
Date:August to October
Cost:free
Address:2216 Furuyakami, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-0001
Access:By public transport
Close to Isanuma park, you can get a bus bouund for the park from Kawagoe station.
By car
Near route 16. Free parking available for about 20 cars
Online:No official website. More information in English on this blog.
Map:On Google Maps

10. Sakitama, Gyoda

Sakitama, Gyoda
Date:End of September, October
Cost:free
Address:Sakitama, Gyoda, Saitama 361-0032
Access:By public transport
 There is a free city loop bus that goes from Takasaki Line Gyoda station, get off at “Sakitama Kofun Koen-Mae”
By car
30 minutes from the Hanyu Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway and from Okegawa Kitamoto Interchange on the Ken-o expressway. Several free car parks.
Online:Official website.
More information in English on this blog.
Map:On Google Maps

There are also other Cosmos fields in Saitama. However, I haven’t been to them personally yet. Other known locations include Kuki, Hasuda and Koshigaya. Hasuda has a festival during the time the flowers are in bloom.

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