Shinrin park in spring with tulips

Happy Spring Park –  Shinrin Park is Saitama’s largest, and in my humble opinion, best park. It was Japan’s first national park, constructed as part of a Meiji centennial project. It’s official name is Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park. However, it is most commonly called Shinrin Park. Shinrin Park hold dozen of events annually. Moreover, there is always some seasonal flowers to enjoy. Each year in March they have a Happy Spring Park as part of the larger ‘Early Spring Festa‘.

Happy Spring Park 2024

The events at Shinrin Park are usually very good, although they can work out quite costly! We have been to many over the years and have been able to try a multitude of different activities thanks to it. For example, treeing. Treeing was a regular feature at Shinrin’s outdoor park type events until the pandemic. I’m glad to see they are reintroducing this activity in 2024.

They have not introduced the finer details for 2024 yet, but generally they have some or all of these activities:

  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Workshops
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Electronic unicycles
  • Slackline
  • Treeing
  • Climbing Wall
  • Live music
  • Other

This year the Happy Spring Park is on Saturday March 16th and Sunday March 17th 2024. It is on near the West entrances open space called “Nishiguchi Hiroba”. Which is near both the Musashi Kids Dome and Adventure playgrounds. The event starts at 10 am. The end time for 2024 has not yet been announced, but it usually finishes at 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. However, it will not go ahead if there is rain.


Event: Happy Spring Park 2024 ハッピースプリングパーク2024

Dates: March 16th and 17th 2024

Hours: the park is open from 9.30 am to 5 pm, the event is usually on from 10 am to 4 pm.

Cost: entry to the park is 450 yen per adult. There is no charge for children. Individual events incur charges starting from 500 yen. Before the pandemic treeing cost 1000 yen, but I suspect the price will be increased this year. They will release more detail nearer the time.

Venue: West Gate Shinrin Park, 2903 Fukuda, Namegawa, Hiki District, Saitama 355-0803. View on Google Maps.


A bus goes to the south gate of the park from Shinrinkoen station on Saturdays and Sundays only. However, there is a daily bus to both the west and south gates from Kumagaya Station. For the south gate get a bus bound for Namegawa Junior High School and alight at Shinrin Park south gate. For the west gate (from Kumagaya station), get a bus bound for Shinrin Park west gate. If you come by car parking is also charged; 700 yen for the day.

You can use the Shinrin Park tag to find even more posts about the seasonal events and flowers at the park on this blog.

First published in the events section in 2017, updated and republished on the blog side in February 2022.

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