Find out what’s on in Saitama this weekend with the best Saitama event list on the web. If its on in Saitama, its on insaitama.com!
Please see the grey “details box” at the bottom of each individual event for dates, hours, prices, location and external links.
CANCELLED Cherry Blossom Festival, Horseback Archery and Fireworks
March 21 @ 00:00 - April 5 @ 23:59Free
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.
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.
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.