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Honjo Illumination at Marigold Hill

November 21 @ 16:30 January 17 @ 22:00

Honjo Illumination

Honjo Illumination – Located within walking distance of the Honjo Waseda station, the Marigold Hill night illumination is ranked by Jorudan as the tenth most popular spot for night illumination in Saitama Prefecture.

Honjo Illumination

The night illumination starts after the marigold blooming period is over, usually on November 23rd annually. However, this year it will start on Saturday November 21st. (The Marigold bloom in October and early November). They have confirmed the dates for the 2020 to 2021 winter night illumination as daily from 5 pm to 10 pm from November 21st 2020 to the 17th of January 2021.

Honjo Illumination
Image from Jorudan (click the photo to be brought to the website)

On the opening night, November 21st, they usually have a switch on event with food stalls and live entertainment. However, in 2020 / 2021 they won’t have the switch on event on account of the Coronavirus.

Please note, like with any event, extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances may lead to last minute changes to the schedule. Particularly this year with a pandemic in the mix. Please check the Honjo city website for any last minute changes due to a natural disaster. The featured image is from that website.

Honjo Illumination Access

Marigold park is located close to the Honjo Waseda station which is on the JR Joetsu shinkansen line.

For even more night illumination and seasonal events in Saitama, please see the main events calendar. 

The information was up to date and accurate to the best of my knowledge at the time of publishing on October 17th 2019. 

Marigold Hill

1 Chome-13 Wasedanomori,
Honjo,, Saitama 367-0030 Japan
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November 21, 2020 @ 16:30
January 17 @ 22:00
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