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CANCELLED Ageo Cherry blossom festival
March 24 @ 08:00 - April 5 @ 17:00Free
The Ageo Cherry Blossom Festival is held in two different locations in Ageo. One is the grounds of the Ageo Bunka (Culture) center and the other is Maruyama park.
When my kids were toddlers Maruyama park was one of our favourites for “hanami”, picnicking under a blooming tree, both for Ume blossoms and Cherry Blossoms. It is a great park all year round with lots for the kids to enjoy and it is picturesque throughout the seasons.
The 2020 Ageo Cherry Blossom festival was scheduled for Tuesday March 24th and until Sunday April 5th from 9.30 am to 4 pm. However, due to Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus the event was cancelled for 2020.
Usually on the weekends there are festival stalls in Maruyama Park. Other specifics for the event change year to year and for 2020 they were not released due to the early cancellation of the event.
There is usually also a “Sakura Cafe” in the culture center. A cake and coffee with a cherry blossom view for 500 yen. This event is limited to the first 60 people to book and booked in advance.
Ageo Cherry Blossom Festival Access
Address: 3326 Hirakata, Ageo, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
From JR Ageo Station; Tobu bus for terminal “Maruyama Park”; West Exit No. 6 bus City bus “Gurutto-kun” for hirakata-zyunkan; West Exit. Alight at “Maruyama Koen Minamiguchi” bus stop or “Shizen gakusyu-kan iriguchi” bus stop.
Free parking available.
More information on Maruyama Park, regarded as one of the best parks in the Kanto region;
Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors.