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Rose season at Heisei no Mori park – No Kawajima Rose Festival

April 28, 2021 @ 09:30 May 31, 2021 @ 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. However, in 2021 the wading river will not be turned on. Furthermore, there will be no Kawajima Rose Festival. Moreover, the rose tunnel will be sealed off between April 28th and May 31st so you cannot walk in it. You can see some of the roses from the perimeter of the tunnel though.

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

During the period the roses are in bloom there is normally a larger spring festival. It is not yet known if the spring festival will go ahead. The spring festival used to be called a “children’s day festival” and used to fall on children’s day, May 5th, each year. They moved the date in 2019 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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