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Ranzan Autumn Leaves Festival **Cancelled**

November 23, 2019 @ 09:00 - November 24, 2019 @ 17:00

Ranzan Autumn leaves from Chokotabi

Ranzan Autumn leaves festival, walk and gourmet at Ranzan Gorge, also referred to as Ranzan Valley.

The 2019 Ranzan Autumn leaves festival, walk and gourmet events have been set for the November public holiday weekend: Saturday November 23rd and Sunday November 24th.

The 2019 event has been cancelled due to damage during typhoon Hagibis;
Ranzan autumn
Image from the Ranzan Town website

Until recent years the Ranzan Gorge was quite an off the tourist trail location within Saitama. However, it now enjoys great acclaim and people come from further afield to view the gorge during the fall season. The gorge is quite picturesque all year round and it is a popular spot during the summer months too, for river play and barbecues along Tsuki river.  There is some great hiking in the area.

**Featured image at top of article from the Saitama Prefecture official website**

Access Ranzan Autumn Leaves Festival

A scenic 40 minute walk from Musashi Ranzan station on the Tobu Tojo Line.

Eight kilometers from both the Higashimatsuyama and Ranzan Ogawa Interchanges of the Kanetsu expressway. There is no cover charge for the festival, but if you come by car you will need to pay parking charges. Parking at the Ranzan Gorge barbecue site costs 1000 yen per day. There are a couple of spots you can park for free, near the lavender fields when they are out of season (they bloom in June). First come, first served.

Maps and websites in the grey details box at the bottom of the post.


November 23, 2019 @ 09:00
November 24, 2019 @ 17:00
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Ranzan Lavender Fields
2326 Kamagata,
Ranzan, Hiki District,, Saitama 355-0225 Japan
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