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Chichibu Muse Park Plum Blossom Season 2021

February 15, 2021 @ 00:00 March 17, 2021 @ 00:00

Chichibu Muse Park Plum Blossom Festival

Chichibu Plum Blossom Season

The plum blossoms in Chichibu tend to bloom a little later than the rest of Saitama. Generally from mid February to mid March. Prime viewing is normally the end of February to early March. The last time we visited the area on March 31st 2019 there were still some plum blossoms in bloom. We were fortunate enough to be able to see both plum blossoms and cherry blossoms.

Chichibu Muse Park is the main place to see plum blossoms in Chichibu. Within the park they have a plum blossom grove. It has approximately 600 plum blossoms of 15 different varieties over a 1.5 hectare grove. The plum blossom grove is highly regarded within Saitama Prefecture.

During the season, Chichibu Muse Park have a plum blossom festival on the first Sunday of March. Please note that in 2020, the Chichibu Muse Park Plum Blossom Festival was cancelled. In a bid to try and curb the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak, the Saitama Prefecture requested that every event – indoor or out – that attracts more than 500 people a day to be cancelled for at least the first two weeks in March. The scheduled festival fell within that period so they cancelled it. Whether it can go ahead in 2021 remains to be seen.

In 2020, Chichibu Muse Park Plum Blossom Festival and the Koshigaya Plum Blossom festival were cancelled in the wake of Covid-19. However, other plum blossom festivals were not cancelled. The Ogose Plum Blossom festival and, in neighboring Nagatoro, the Mt Hodo Plum Blossom festivals were not cancelled. Also, the Omiya Dai Ni Plum Blossom festival went ahead. However, they made many changes to the festival line up.

Chichibu Muse Park

The Chichibu Muse Park is a vast scenic part in bucolic Ogano in the Chichibu district, the North West of Saitama Prefecture. It is a popular location for a weekend away for people living in Saitama and in the surrounding prefectures of Tokyo, Gunma, Ibaraki and Tochigi. There is plenty to do for families at the park, there is even accommodation there and dozens of activities.

Access Chichibu Plum Blossoms

If at all possible, Chichibu is best visited by car. There is a bus to Chichibu Muse Park, but the park is expansive and if you plan to see more than just the plum blossoms it is handy to be able to drive between the car parks. There are at least 12 car parks in Chichibu Muse Park! All are free. The nearest car park to the plum blossom grove is the “Umezono” car park. However, there are only 12 car parking spaces there. “Hyakkaen” car park is relatively near and there are 57 car parking spaces in that car pakr.

Address and phone number for navi:

Address: 2518 Nagaru, Ogano-machi, Chichibu-gun, Saitama 368-0102

Phone number: 0494-25-1315

There is a bus that goes from Seibu Chichibu station. It costs 260 yen one way.

Chichibu Muse Park

Ogano, Nagaru, 2518
Chichibu District, Saitama Prefecture 〒368-0102 Japan
0494-25-1315
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Details

Start:
February 15 @ 00:00
End:
March 17 @ 00:00
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.muse-park.com/other/.html

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