The plumed cockscomb, also known as Celosia, are a relatively recent addition to Shinrin Park. In the inaugral year they had about 50,000, but now there are approximately 500,000. They generally bloom the last week of August ( around August 23rd), and come into full bloom early September. Of course
Find out what’s on in Saitama this weekend with the best Saitama event list on the web. If its on in Saitama, its on insaitama.com!
Please see the grey “details box” at the bottom of each individual event for dates, hours, prices, location and external links.
**During the 2020 Coronavirus Outbreak events are subject to change and cancellation at a moment’s notice. Please do always check with the official website for any last minute changes or cancellations.**
Cluster Amaryllis / Higanbana / Red spider lilies at the Terasaka terraced Rice fields in Yokoze What is another name for cluster amaryllis? The cluster amaryllis is a flower of many names. In Japan, they are most frequently called Higanbana or Manjushage. In English the most common name is red
Kawaguchi Green Festival - Kawaguchi Green Center is well renowned as a great place to visit with kids. The Green Festival they are holding will be as equally kid friendly with lots of activities and entertainment planned for the whole family. The 2019 Kawaguchi Green Festival will take place for
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. The 2020 festival dates have been confirmed as from February 15th to March 22nd. Early March is generally considered the best time
Happy Spring Park - Shinrin Park is Saitama's largest and arguably best park. However, it is also one of the few that charge you to enter. Most of their activities cost extra too. It was Japan's first national park, constructed as part of a Meiji centennial project. It's official name is
Ranzan cherry blossom festival - The 2020 Ranzan sakura festival will not go ahead as planned for 2020. Due to Covid-19, the Coronavirus outbreak, the 2020 Ranzan sakura matsuri and fireworks have been cancelled. There are 252 cherry blossoms along the river. The cherry blossoms stretch along two kilometers. It
Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors, particularly with the current Coronavirus outbreak.