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TENTATIVE: Heisei No Mori Winter Illumination | KAWAJIMA
December 1, 2020 @ 17:00 - January 26, 2021 @ 21:00Free
Tentative information for the 2020 Heisei no Mori Winter Illumination
The winter illumination in Heisei no Mori Park in Kawajima is both one of the smaller and newest night illumination in the prefecture of Saitama. However, it is very picturesque and relaxing. It is set to music and uses colour and projection mapping to breathtaking effect.
Heisei no Mori
Heisei no mori park is a small park in Kawajima Town, most known for its roses. The town claims that it has the longest rose tunnel in Japan. It is certainly long (and very beautiful), but I can’t confirm it is the longest, especially as another city in Gifu claims the same! More details about the park:
As beautiful and bewitching as the night illumination at the park is, I wouldn’t recommend going out of your way to see it, especially if you don’t drive. If you are coming by car and have plans nearby it is worth popping into see. Until this year, there was absolutely nothing else in the area open at that time of night. But now there is a wonderful dog cafe and bar that opens until 11 pm, which is well worth a visit, especially if you like dogs.
During the day there are a few more other attractions worth a visit. Such as the afore mentioned dog shelter cafe as well as Saitama’s latest Shoyu Park at the Fueki head office and there is the Toyama Memorial Museum very close to the park. There is a Cainz relatively near that sells delicious cheap muffins! And there is some really great cafes in Kawajima too.
The 2019 dates for the Heisei No Mori Winter Illumination are longer this year. Until this year it was always just for 25 days in December, but this year (2019) the dates are from November 1st until December 27th. They usually have a turn on event on the first night, but information for that has not yet been released (October 1st 2019).
Heisei No Mori Winter Illumination Information
By train and bus – Take a bus, from East exit of Tobu Tojo line Kawagoe station, bound for Konosu. 20 minute walk from 「川島農協前」(Kawajima Nokyou mae) bus stop.
By car – 5 minute drive from the Kawajima exit of the Ken-O expressway. Free parking for about 150 cars, but they also open an overflow car park for the festival.
For more winter events in Saitama please see the main events calendar.
Other annual events in Heisei No Mori Park
Spring Festival (which replaced the children’s day festival)
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.