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CANCELLED Rose Festival at Heisei no Mori park

May 16 @ 09:30 May 23 @ 16:30

Kawajima rose festival heisei no mori park rose tunnel
Rose tunnel in Heisei no mori

Kawajima Rose Festival – Heisei No Mori Park in Kawajima Town is home to the longest rose tunnel in Japan. It isn’t a huge park, but it is very nice for children. There is a really fun playground and in the summer there is a nice wading river.

The rose festival is quite small with a local feel. But there are some draws of this no fuss festival. For example, they usually have free food for a couple of hours each day! And of course, there are the beautiful roses. They light them up at night during the period of the festival. Also, the wading river is usually available for use when the festival is on.

Children's festival heisei no mori park Kawajima rose festival
The spring festival falls during the rose festival period

This year the rose festival will be on from Saturday May 16th until Sunday May 24th has been cancelled due to the Saitama State of Emergency for Coronavirus. During that period there is a larger spring festivalon Sunday May 17th. which has also been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. This would have been the 2nd year of the “spring festival”. The festival used to be called a “children’s day festival” and used to fall on children’s day, May 5th, each year. Basically they have just moved the date and changed the name. It is a particularly kid friendly festival with lots of hands on experiences and the majority of them are free for kids to participate in.

If you are coming by car, you can easily combine a visit to see the famed poppies of Konosu in Japan’s largest poppy fields. It only takes us 17 minutes by car from Kawajima Rose Festival to Happy Poppy Square, one of the two main poppy fields of the Konosu Poppy Festival.

Kawajima Rose Festival Access

Kawajima Rose festival rose tunnel sign
“This way to Japan’s longest rose tunnel”

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.

TEL: 049-297-5701



Kawajima Town Hall


Heisei No Mori Park

920 Shimoyatsubayashi
Kawajima Town, Hiki District, Saitama 350-0122 Japan
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More information on the spring festival:

CANCELLED 2nd Kawajima Spring Festival in 2020


More information on Heisei No Mori Park

Japan’s longest rose tunnel at Heisei no Mori in 2020


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