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Satte Hydrangea Festival at Gongendo Park

June 1 @ 09:00 - June 30 @ 17:00

Hydrangea festival From the Satte City Tourism Association official website

Satte Hydrangea Festival in Gongendo Park, Satte, Saitama.  The 2020 Hydrangea festival festival has been cancelled, but the park is open to the public. 

Gongendo Park

Gongendo is a prefectural park in Satte, renowned for its seasonal flowers. The park is best known for its stunning cherry blossom and rapeseed scenery in Spring. It is also well known for its red spider lilies in the Autumn.  However, the park also has other season blooms. Including  daffodils and narcissus with flower festival in January.

Gongendo Hydrangea

In more recent years the hydrangea are also enjoying more fame. The hydrangea have always been popular with locals. However, nowadays people also come from Tokyo and surrounding prefectures to admire the hydrangea. The park is particularly renowned for the Annabel variety.

Satte Hydrangea Festival

Regrettably, the 2020 Satte Hydrangea Festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak and increase of COVID-19 cases. 

Hydrangea festival ajisai satte saitama
Official flyer for 2019

The 2019 Satte Hydrangea festival is expected to be held dates have been confirmed: June 1st to June 30th. There are approximately 16,000 hydrangea of 100 different varieties. There are approximately 3,000 of the Annabel variety. An estimated 563,000 people come to see the hydrangea in Satte over the course of the flower festival.  Please note the park maybe closed during bad weather conditions.

The park opened officially in 2011. But some of the flora and fauna (including the cherry blossoms) have existed long before that. They added a multipurpose athletic grounds and a playground when the park was officially opened. 

Gongendo park satte playground
From the park’s official site

Access Gongendo Park

From the park’s official english webpage:

By train
Get off at Satte station on the Tobu Nikko line, and take the Asahi Bus bound for Goka machi yakuba to the stop named “Gongendo”. (170 yen one way)

On foot it is about a 30 minute walk from Satte Station.

By car
If using a car navigation system, set the destination to “Satteshi kouminkan” (Kita Hall). Gongendo Park and the car parking area is opposite Kita Hall.
Address of Kita Hall
Oaza Uchi-goma 867, Satte, Saitama
Telephone: 0480-42-6221

Car parking area opening hours: 8:30 am to 5 pm

Map, URLs and further information in the grey details box at the bottom of the post.

The main featured photo is from the Satte City Tourism Association.

Another annual hydrangea festival: Kisai Hydrangea Festival | KAZO

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June 1 @ 09:00
June 30 @ 17:00
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Gongendo Park
50, Sotogouma, Satte-shi, Saitama-ken 340-0112
Satte, Saitama 340-0112 Japan
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