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Kumagaya Cherry Blossom Festival | KUMAGAYA

March 25, 2019 @ 08:00 - April 7, 2019 @ 17:00


The Kumagaya Cherry Blossoms with rapeseed flowers along the riverbank is one of Saitama’s famous images. The cherry blossom there have been celebrated since the Edo period and the area is listed as one of Japan’s top 100 cherry blossom viewing spots.

Kumagaya Cherry Blossoms
From the official website

The sakura of Kumagaya are well renowned as one of the best places to enjoy “sakura matsuri” (cherry blossom festival) in Saitama. There are about 500 Yoshino cherry blossom trees along 2 kilometers of riverbank. During the period of the Kumagaya Cherry blossom festival the trees are lit up at night.

Kumagaya Cherry Blossom Festival Information

Dates: Monday March 25th until Sunday April 7th 2019

Light up: From 6 pm to 9 pm

Festival stalls: Approximately 50

Entrance Fee: NONE

Access: By train it is close to both the JR Kumagaya and Chichibu Railway stations. By car it is about 30 minute drive from the Higashimatsuyama Interchange of the Kanetsu expressway.

Parking: It is advised to come by public transport, but there is a temporary car park. In previous years it has been free, but that has yet to be confirmed for this year.

Other events in Kumagaya during the cherry blossom season:

Kumagaya Cherry blossoms
From official event webpage

Hiking from the station

Awaiting 2019 information. 2018 details here.

Kumagaya Sakura Yosakoi

Awaiting 2019 information. More information to come on the official site soon: Kumagaya Sakura Yosakoi

For more Cherry blossom and sakura matsuri locations in Saitama please see either the cherry blossom guide or the main event calendar.


Kumagaya Sakura Tsutsumi
2 Chome-167 Kawarachō
Kumagaya, Saitama 360-0035 Japan
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