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CANCELLED Cherry Blossom Festival, Horseback Archery and Fireworks

March 21 @ 00:00 - April 5 @ 23:59

Ranzan Cherry Blossom Festival

Ranzan cherry blossom festival  – The 2020 Ranzan sakura festival will not go ahead as planned for 2020. Due to Covid-19, the Coronavirus outbreak, the 2020 Ranzan sakura matsuri and fireworks have been cancelled. 

There are 252 cherry blossoms along the river. The cherry blossoms stretch along two kilometers. It is very picturesque. 

There are usually about 70 festival stalls. On the weekends they have stage events. On specific dates they have a magnificent horseback archery event, tea ceremony, taiko performances and other special events. The fireworks date has been set for Saturday April 6th.

The cherry blossoms are lit up at night from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Fireworks at the Ranzan Cherry Blossom Festival

They launch approximately 3000 fireworks on the evening of the 6th of April from 6.30 pm. If it is raining on the 6th, they will postpone the date until the 7th of April.

Horseback Archery

Ranzan cherry blossom festival

Stunning scene of horseback archery with back drop of cherry blossoms. This event takes place on Saturday April 6th, the same day as the fireworks, from 1 pm.

For more cherry blossom events in Saitama, (although for 2020 please note many of them are cancelled) please see the main event pages.

Official website and cancellation notification for 2020.


Ranzan Sakura Festival
829 Sugaya
Ranzan, Saitama 355-0221 Japan
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