Cosmos Saitama

A selection of five Instagrammable Cosmos fields in Saitama near Tokyo. You will also find bonus information for another five cosmos fields, for a total of ten cosmos viewing locations in Saitama, just North of Tokyo.

Cosmos Saitama

Cosmos are known as autumn cherry blossoms in Japan. Even though there are actual autumn cherry blossom trees too! On account of the Coronavirus there are no flower festivals this year. However, at this moment in time, none of the locations mentioned below have indicated that they will close off their fields or cut their flowers. Please do check with the official sites before visiting for any last minute changes / updates especially if there has been a typhoon or increase in Corona cases.

Cosmos Saitama

Below details for Five insta worthy Cosmos flower viewing spots in Saitama Prefecture, beside Tokyo, Gunma, Tochigi and Ibaraki. PLUS bonus information for five additional locations. All ten of the cosmos fields are mapped on a Google My Map below the list:

Instagrammable Cosmos fields near Tokyo

  1. Konosu
  2. Yoshimi
  3. Kinchakuda
  4. Cosmos Road Fujimi
  5. Okabe

Bonus content

  1. Kawajima
  2. Omiya Hana no Oka
  3. Kawagoe I
  4. Kawagoe II
  5. Sakitama

1. Cosmos Arena Fukiage, Konosu

cosmos arena fukiage konosu

Approximately 12 million cosmos bloom in Konosu annually. What makes this spot so instagrammable (apart from the fact there are millions of cosmos!) is that the flowers are backdropped by a beautiful water pipe bridge. Moreover, in a “normal” (non pandemic) year you can actually go up on the water pipe bridge, on select dates, and get a bird’s eye view – and photo – of the flowers from above.

Konosu Fields
Date:the orange / sulfur / “bright light” cosmos bloom first around the end of September ~ early October. The colored cosmos bloom from around the end of the first week in October to the end of October.
Cost:free
Address:636-1 Myoyo, Konosu, Saitama
Access:By public transport
About a 30 minute walk or 7 minute bus ride from Fukiage Station. By bus:
>>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
About 11 kilometers from the Higashimatsuyama Interchange of the Kanetsu Expressway. Free parking is available.
Online:Official website
Konosu Cosmos event page (updated annually).
Map:On google maps (also on the My Map above)

2. Yoshimi Cosmos Fields, Yoshimi

yoshimi cosmos festival yoshimi scarecrows

There are about 8 million cosmos in the Yoshimi fields. Two things make this field a little more instatastic than most – scarecrows and a hot air balloon. Furthermore, when they have a festival on you can pay to go up in a hot air balloon and get a birds eye view of the fields. In 2020 they didn’t grow the flowers. In 2021 they have grown them, but there is no festival so presumably there will be neither hot air balloon nor scarecrows this year.

Yoshimi Fields
Date:October
Cost:free (hot air balloon ride charged – no hot air balloon in 2021)
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. Kinchakuda, Hidaka

The Kinchakuda park is famous for its red spider lilies, but it also grows cosmos flowers. The red spider lilies in the park were cut down in both 2020 and 2021 – all 5 million of them – to deter people visiting. But at the moment there is no talk of cutting the cosmos. Kinchakuda is just really picturesque all year round, it might have to do with the horse shoe shape of the park!

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

4. Cosmos Road, Fujimi

From official website

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to confirm yet if these flowers are open to the public in 2021. What makes these cosmos instaworthy are their position; lining a popular cycle course and riverside walk. You can also see a picturesque bridge at one section along the way.

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.

5. Okabe, Fukaya

Cosmos and fireworks, say no more! Although…I do actually have more to say! Apart from being able to see fireworks at these flower fields at night, by day you can see traditional Yosakoi dance in the fields. Unfortunately in 2021 there will be neither fireworks nor Yosakoi dance.

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
Map:On Google Maps

Bonus content: five other places to view Cosmos in Saitama Prefecture

6. Shimoyatsubayashi Community Flower Field, Kawajima

Shimoyatsubayashi cosmos field kawajima cosmos picking sign
“Thanks to your cooperation lots of cosmos bloomed beautifully”

This one might not be as instagrammable as the others, but it is one of the few places you can pick cosmos for free.

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.

7. Omiya Hana no Oka, Saitama City

Cosmos at Omiya Hana no Oka in Saitama City

If you are looking for somewhere to view cosmos with small children this cosmos spot offers a playground right by the flowers. There are also other seasonal flowers at this park, including Kochia which begin to change color from green to pink (and then red) in October.

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. Isanuma East Bank Flower Garden, Kawagoe (1)

Cosmos at Isa Marsh August 2021
Cosmos and Sunflowers, August 1st 2021

For anyone who can’t wait until Autumn to view cosmos, these cosmos grow from August, alongside summer sunflowers first, then Autumn sunflowers in early September.

Isanuma East Marsh Garden Cosmos
Date:August to mid September
Cost:free
Address:2216 Furuyakami, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-0001
Access:By public transport
You can get the 06 bus from Kawagoe Station, bound for Kawagoe Sports Park via Saitama Medical center, and alight at Kamoda bus stop. From there its a 12 minute direct walk south to the flower fields.
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

9. Aina Water Park, Kawagoe (2)

There are also cosmos in Aina Water park in Kawagoe that do bloom in October. Like the Konosu flower fields, Aina water park’s flowers are backdropped by a picturesque water pipe bridge.

Cosmos at Aina water park

10. Sakitama, Gyoda

In theory, this one should be in the Insta worthy group, but unfortunately the display at the ancient burial mounds is very hit and miss. One year it was instagenic, but for the last few years it has not been. But if you are in the Gyoda area this October, maybe for the “floating flowers“, you might be lucky….

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

This is a republish of an older post that was called “10 Cosmos fields and festivals in Saitama”. I completely adapted it in 2021 for the current world situation. Shinrin Park featured on the original post, but was removed from the list in 2020 because they didn’t grow Cosmos in 2020. There are, of course, other Cosmos fields in Saitama. For example, in Higashimatsuyama there is a picturesque off the beaten track where you can see cosmos in November alongside the flower of Japan. More information here. Other known locations include Kuki, Hasuda and Koshigaya. Hasuda, in a ‘regular’ year has a festival during the time the flowers are in bloom.

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