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Cherry Blossom Festival, Horseback Archery and Fireworks | RANZAN
March 24 - April 15
Ranzan cherry blossom festival – The 2018 Ranzan sakura matsuri will take place from March 24th to April 15th. There are 252 cherry blossoms along the river. The cherry blossoms stretch along two kilometers.
There are usually about 70 festival stalls. On the weekends they have stage events. On specific dates (yet to be released for 2018) they have horseback archery, tea ceremony, taiko performances and other special events. The fireworks date has been set for Saturday April 7th.
The cherry blossoms are lit up at night from 6 pm to 9 pm.
FIREWORKS on the 7th of April from 6.30 pm.
HORSEBACK ARCHERY dates for 2018 have not yet been released.
on the 2nd of April from 1 pm. From 3 pm you can pay to ride a horse too.
Information in English from the Saitama page on facebook posted in 2017.
All photos bar the ones in the Facebook link, are from the official website.
See map with further information in the grey “details” box below.