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Daffodil Festival

Satte Daffodil Festival

January 5 @ 08:30 - February 9 @ 17:00

Satte Daffodil Festival (also known as the Narcissus Festival) in Gongendo Park, Satte, Saitama. Gongendo is a prefectural park in Satte, renowned for its seasonal flowers. Today, December 20th 2019,…

Nagatoro wintersweet

Nagatoro Wintersweet Festival 2020

January 11 @ 09:00 - February 24 @ 17:00

The 2020 Nagatoro Wintersweet season dates have been released from the official website. The annual Nagatoro wintersweet festival will be held from January 11th to February 24th 2020. Wintersweet, which…

setsubun festival

Famous Setsubun Festival at Souganji Temple | KAZO

February 3 @ 11:00 - 22:00

The Setsubun festival at Fudougaoka Fudouson Souganji Temple in Kazo is famous throughout Kanto and beyond. (Souganji / Soganji / Sogan Temple is one of the three major Fudo Temples.)…

setsubun kitain temple

Setsubun at Kitain Temple in 2020 | KAWAGOE

February 3 @ 12:00 - 13:30

Setsubun Kitain Temple Kawagoe - Setsubun is celebrated annually on February 3rd. You can celebrate at home and / or at a setsubun event. Of the setsubun events the mamemaki…

Ogose Plum Blossom Festival

Ogose Plum Blossom Festival (2020 tentative details)

February 15 @ 08:30 - March 19 @ 16:00

Ogose Plum Blossom Festival - The Ogose Bairin Plum Tree Festival in Ogose Town, Saitama is considered one of the three big plum blossom festivals in the Kanto region. Last year…

Konosu dolls' festival

Konosu Surprising Dolls’ Festival | KONOSU

February 19 @ 10:00 - March 8 @ 21:00

Konosu Dolls' Festival - One of the largest displays of the traditional dolls, featuring Emperor, Empress and all the figures of the Imperial Court, as well as the ancient paraphernalia, is…

Sweet Potato Expo

Sweet Potato Expo 2020, Saitama Shintoshin

February 21 @ 09:30 - February 24 @ 17:00

Sweet Potato Expo 2020 in Saitama Shintoshin. The Sweet Potato Expo will take place over four days in Saitama Shintoshin from Friday 21st of February to Monday 24th of February.…

Plum blossom festival nagatoro

Hodosan Plum Blossom Festival | NAGATORO

February 22 @ 09:30 - March 15 @ 17:00

Information for the 2020 Plum blossom festival Nagatoro Where can I see plum blossoms in Saitama? Ogose Bairin, Shinrin Park, Omiya Dai ni Park and Mt Hodo are some of…

Shinrin Park and Omiya Plum blossoms

Plum Blossom Festival in Omiya Dai Ni Park | SAITAMA CITY

February 22 @ 10:00 - March 16 @ 17:00

Omiya Plum Blossoms - The 36th annual plum blossom festival will be held in Omiya Dai Ni Park from the 22rd of February to the 16th of March from 10…

Nagatoro Fire Festival

Nagatoro Fire Festival

March 1 @ 10:00 - 17:00

Nagatoro Fire Festival. The featured image is from the Chichibu Railway website.  A truly awesome and invigorating festival, the fire festival is one of those only-in-Japan occasions that are a…

Motoara River Cherry Blossom Festival

Motoara River Cherry Blossom Festival and boat ride

March 4 @ 10:00 - March 5 @ 16:00
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An event every year that begins at 10:00 on day fifth of March, happening 7 times

The Motoara River Cherry Blossom festival in Fukiage is another of Saitama's well known locations for hanami (cherry blossom festival), especially with locals. It may not be in the top 100…

Moroyama Spring Yabusame

Spring Yabusame | MOROYAMA

March 8 @ 08:00 - 17:00

Yabusame is the military art of discharging an arrow at a target while riding on a running horse. Each year in both Autumn and Spring Moroyama town celebrates this ancient military art form.…

Kasukabe big kite festival 2018

Kasukabe Big Kite Festival | KASUKABE

May 3 @ 09:00 - 17:00

Kasukabe Big Kite Festival From Kasukabe City Official website Just an hour from Tokyo, this "only in Japan" traditional event is held annually on both the 3rd and 5th of…

Tokorozawa Lily Festival

Tokorozawa Lily Festival

June 6 @ 08:00 - June 30 @ 17:00

When and where can I see lilies in Saitama / Tokyo? The Tokorozawa Lily festival takes place in the Lily Garden of Tokorozawa, near Seibu Dome and Seibu Amusement park,…

omiya nakasendo festival

Omiya Summer Festival Nakasendo Matsuri | SAITAMA CITY

August 1 @ 17:00 - August 2 @ 22:00

The Nakasendo matsuri is just one of many festivals held in Omiya at the end of July and start of August each summer. They are collectively called "Omiya Summer Festival".…

Tanabata Festival with wind chimes at Hikawa Shrine | KAWAGOE

August 7

The Tanabata Festival is held on August 7th annually in Hikawa Shrine Kawagoe.  They have a Wind Chime event simultaneously. The shrine is decorated beautifully with bands of colour from…


Inomata Hundred Light, Misato Summer Festival

August 15 @ 18:00 - 21:00

Inomata Hundred Light festival, or Inomata 108 lights, is one of 312 Important Intangible Folk Properties of Japan. It is held annually on the 15th of August in the Inomata…

Suneori amagoi rain praying festival tsurugashima

Suneori Amagoi Rain Praying Dragon Festival Tsurugashima 2020

September 13 @ 12:00 - 17:00

The rain praying dragon festival of Tsurugashima "Suneori Amagoi" is usually held in August every four years. But this year, 2020, it will be held in September. Reading between the…

Yoshida rocket festival

Ryusei (Rocket) Festival in 2020 | CHICHIBU

October 11 @ 08:40 - 17:00

An unique event for your list of things to do in Saitama: Information for the annual "ryusei" rocket festival in the Ogano area of the Chichibu District in Saitama Prefecture Japan.

Autumn Yabusame (Horseback Archery) in 2020 | MOROYAMA

November 3 @ 13:30 - 18:00

Yabusame is the military art of discharging an arrow at a target while riding on a running horse. Each year in both Autumn and Spring Moroyama town celebrates this ancient…

100 Caves Festival on Saitama Day 2020 | YOSHIMI

November 14 @ 10:00 - 15:00

The 100 caves of Yoshimi will have a festival this coming Saitama Prefecture Day, November 14th. And every year on the same date in celebration of the prefecture's day. The…

Featured photo Chichibu Night Festival from John Becker

Chichibu Night Festival in 2020 | CHICHIBU

December 2 @ 08:00 - December 3 @ 17:00

Chichibu Night Festival - held annually on December 2nd and 3rd. Japanese people seem to have an magnanimous love of the number three. One of the ways this manifests itself…

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