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Wakaizumi Parks Cherry blossom festival with mini SL (Tentative)

April 4 @ 10:00 15:00

Saitama Cherry Blossoms Honjo cherry blossoms

Honjo Cherry Blossoms – The Wakaizumi area of Honjo has three parks, Wakaizumi Dai Ichi, Dai Ni and sports park, which together run a cherry blossom festival one day of the sakura season. This year, 2020, the tentative date has been set for Saturday April 4th.

Honjo cherry blossoms Kaizumi Park

From Miru Navi website, click on the image to be brought to the site

There are 160 cherry blossom trees that form a tunnel within the parks. Typically the cherry blossoms in these parks bloom in early April. There are places you can picnic under cherry blossom trees, but not within the tunnel itself. The 2020 festival flyer is not yet available. I will share it here when I get my hands on it!

Wakaizumi Parks Cherry Blossom Festival

On April 4th only there will be festival food stalls and special events in conjunction with the blooming cherry blossoms. They also have a number of special surprises and events planned. The festival is very family friendly.

Kids enjoy the mini steam locomotive ride that usually operates on the day of the festival along with games they put on for the children. City mascots from both Honjo and neighboring cities such as Fukaya usually attend the festival too, will be available to get your photo taken with.

There is special “gourmet” as the Japanese call it, at this festival too, including in previous years a popular local curry which will be available for the first 200 customers only.

The trees will be lit up the night of the cherry blossom festival and possibly other nights too.

☔This event will most likely be cancelled/ not go ahead if it is raining.

Honjo Cherry Blossoms (in the Wakaizumi parks) access

About a 15 minute walk from JR Takasaki Line’s Honjo station.

About 3.3 kilometers from the Honjo Kodama exit of the Kanestu expressway. Between the three parks and public facilities in the area there is free parking for up to 400 cars.

For more cherry blossom and seasonal events in Saitama, please see the main Saitama Events Calendar.

Official Honjo Sightseeing Association website


April 4, 2020
10:00 – 15:00
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Wakaizumi Park

2 Chome-2-50 Wakaizumi,
Honjo, Saitama 367-0055 Japan
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