A grid of four spring images as the Cover photo for the 2023 March event round up for Saitama Prefecture

Below you will find a round up of the events on this March in Saitama Prefecture. Please note, I add new events all the time, sometimes dozens a day, once I have confirmed them for 2024. Each event is linked to a page with further information. If the information is on an external site you will see the ⇗ mark before the link. Please do always check with the official websites (linked within each post) for any last minute changes or cancellations.

Saitama Prefecture Event Information 埼玉県のイベント情報

Daily March Events

Events that are on every day, that an attraction is open, in March. (Several places close one or two days a week).

  1. Colorful corridor display (Saitama City)
  2. Themed afternoon Tea (Kawagoe)
  3. Shimura Farm Strawberry Picking (Sakado)
  4. Sayama Ski (Tokorozawa)
  5. Salvador Dali exhibition  (Tokorozawa)
  6. Tatsuo Takayama: The Universe in the Palm of a Hand (Tokorozawa)
  7. Strawberry picking (Sayama)
  8. Strawberry picking (Moroyama)
  9. Early Spring Festa (Namegawa)
  10. Yatsunosato Strawberry picking (Namegawa)
  11. Strawberry picking (Yoshimi)
  12. Capybara Onsen (Higashimatsuyama)
  13. Strawberry Picking (Higashimatsuyama)
  14. Camping (Kitamoto)
  15. Strawberry picking (Konosu)
  16. Kids Strawberry picking (Kazo)
  17. Ai no Ai exhibition (Kawaguchi)
  18. Loco Farm strawberry picking (Hanyu)
  19. Strawberry picking (Fukaya)
  20. Camping and cabins (Kamikawa)
  21. Camp and cabins (Minano)
  22. Cabins and camping (Nagatoro)
  23. Strawberry picking Arakawa Roadside Station (Chichibu)
  24. Other Chichibu and Northern area strawberry picking farms (Various)
  25. Strawberry picking farms that are easily accessed by train (Various)
  26. Strawberry picking farms in the Western area of Saitama (Various)

Weekend events in March

Hereafter, events on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays. Typically, I only include weekday events if they are public holidays, with the occasional exception. But anything in the daily list is available on weekdays, if the venue is open. Often attractions are closed one day a week, with Monday closures being the most common. Also, bear in mind, some of these events are dependent on the weather!

  1. Iwatsuki Dolls Festival (Saitama City)
  2. Omiya Daini Plum Blossom Festival (Saitama City)
  3. Day ④ of six Hina Ningyo Staircase (Saitama City)
  4. The Bears’ School Jackie planetarium (Saitama City)
  5. Hermann Teddy Afternoon Tea (Saitama City)
  6. Hi, Kumi. Hi, Mike. Tamura Satoru Exhibition (Saitama City)
  7. Dolls display at the former Tanaka Family Residence (Kawaguchi)
  8. REGISTRATION opens for Hot Air Balloon Ride (Tokorozawa)
  9. Tokorozawa Dolls Festival (Tokorozawa)
  10. Mamoru Nagano DESIGNS exhibition (Tokorozawa)
  11. ALIT Hina festival (Iruma)
  12. Hina Guinea Pig display (Sayama)
  13. Valentine’s Afternoon Tea (Kawagoe)
  14. Hanno Dolls Festival (Hanno)
  15. Hina display at Toyama Memorial Museum (Kawajima)
  16. 1000 hanging hina decorations (Shiki)
  17. Misato Illumination (Misato)
  18. Hina Dolls Display (Fujimi)
  19. Limited edition pancakes (Fujimi)
  20. Ogose Plum Blossom Festival (Ogose)
  21. Hina Car (Konosu)
  22. Konosu Surprising Dolls Festival (Konosu)
  23. Flower Hina Dolls (Konosu)
  24. Dolls Display (Konosu)
  25. Early blooming cherry blossom (Konosu)
  26. Elumi Park Kawazuzakura (Konosu)
  27. Dolls display AND kawazu x canola (Konosu)
  28. Japan’s largest and smallest hina dolls (Konosu)
  29. Start of the March Hanachozu week (Gyoda)
  30. Hoshikawa Illumination (Kumagaya)
  31. Start of the 2024 season of Jomine Camp (Kamikawa)
  32. Start of the 2024 season at Nagatoro Autocamp (Nagatoro)
  33. Winter flower story (Nagatoro)
    • Plum blossom festival
  34. Setsubunso in bloom (Ogano)
  35. Plum blossoms in bloom (Various)
  36. Kawazuzakura early blooming cherry blossoms in bloom (Various)

  1. Iwatsuki Dolls Festival (Saitama City)
  2. Omiya Daini Plum Blossom Festival (Saitama City)
  3. Day ⑤ of six Hina Ningyo Staircase (Saitama City)
  4. Chikochan ② Detective Konan planetarium (Saitama City)
  5. Saitama Citizen Support Center Festival (Saitama City)
  6. Hermann Teddy Afternoon Tea (Saitama City)
  7. Hi, Kumi. Hi, Mike. Tamura Satoru Exhibition (Saitama City)
  8. Start of the 2024 spring hanachozu (Kawagoe)
  9. Valentine’s Afternoon Tea (Kawagoe)
  10. Flea Market (Kawagoe)
  11. Hina display at Toyama Memorial Museum (Kawajima)
  12. Tokorozawa Dolls Festival (Tokorozawa)
  13. Mamoru Nagano DESIGNS exhibition (Tokorozawa)
  14. Sunset Street Illumination (Tokorozawa)
  15. ALIT Hina festival (Iruma)
  16. Hina Guinea Pig display (Sayama)
  17. Ohayashi experience (Sayama)
    • free, but advance application is necessary
  18. Tove Jansson Park light up (Hanno)
  19. Hanno Dolls Festival (Hanno)
  20. Mini Anniversary Fireworks (Hanno)
  21. 1000 hanging hina decorations (Shiki)
  22. Limited edition pancakes (Fujimi)
  23. Hina Dolls Display (Fujimi)
  24. Booking open for the 2024 season at Kinomura Camp (Tokigawa)
  25. Winter barbecue (Ranzan)
  26. Ogose Plum Blossom Festival (Ogose) with light up
  27. Dolls display at the former Tanaka Family Residence (Kawaguchi)
  28. Mix Fes (Kawaguchi)
  29. Koshigaya Plum Blossom Festival (Koshigaya)
  30. Delicious Market x Dog Festival (Soka)
  31. Misato Illumination (Misato)
  32. Misato Farmer’s Market (Misato)
  33. Toda City Disaster Prevention Festival (Toda)
  34. Hapisu Festival (Shiraoka)
  35. ‘First Saturday Market’ (Higashimatsuyama)
  36. Pikachu meet and greet (Higashimatsuyama)
  37. Flower Hina Dolls (Konosu)
  38. Konosu Surprising Dolls Festival (Konosu)
  39. Dolls Display with Hina Car (Konosu)
  40. Early blooming cherry blossom (Konosu)
  41. Dolls display AND kawazu x canola (Konosu)
  42. Elumi Park Kawazuzakura (Konosu)
  43. Japan’s largest and smallest hina dolls (Konosu)
  44. Hanachozu week (Gyoda)
  45. Sakitama Light up (Gyoda)
  46. Hachiman light up (Gyoda)
  47. Oshi Castle light up (Gyoda)
  48. Washinomiya sakurasoi festival (Kuki)
  49. Hoshikawa Illumination (Kumagaya)
  50. Plum Blossom Festival (Fukaya)
  51. Winter flower story (Nagatoro)
    • Plum blossom festival
  52. Setsubunso in bloom (Ogano)
  53. Plum blossoms in bloom (Various)
  54. Kawazuzakura early blooming cherry blossoms in bloom (Various)

March 3rd annually is Girls’ Day and the Hina Matsuri or Doll’s Festival. Events on March 3rd include all of the events listed at the top of the post, plus the events listed below…

  1. Iwatsuki Dolls Festival (Saitama City)
  2. Floating dolls of Iwatsuki (Saitama City)
  3. Final day of Hina Ningyo Staircase (Saitama City)
  4. Omiya Daini Plum Blossom Festival (Saitama City)
  5. Saitama Citizen Support Center Festival (Saitama City)
  6. Chikochan ② Detective Konan planetarium (Saitama City)
  7. Hermann Teddy Afternoon Tea (Saitama City)
  8. Hi, Kumi. Hi, Mike. Tamura Satoru Exhibition (Saitama City)
  9. Valentine’s Afternoon Tea (Kawagoe)
  10. Flea Market (Kawagoe)
  11. Another flea market! (Kawagoe)
  12. 2024 spring hanachozu (Kawagoe)
  13. Pikachu meet and greet (Higashimatsuyama)
  14. Hina display at Toyama Memorial Museum (Kawajima)
  15. Winter barbecue (Ranzan)
  16. Get a photo with the Mario Brothers! (Tokorozawa)
  17. Tokorozawa Dolls Festival (Tokorozawa)
  18. Mamoru Nagano DESIGNS exhibition (Tokorozawa)
  19. Sunset Street Illumination (Tokorozawa)
  20. Last day of Hina Guinea Pig display (Sayama)
  21. Become a Hina Doll! (Sayama)
    • 500 yen per child and advance application is necessary
  22. ALIT Hina festival (Iruma)
  23. Tea experience (Iruma)
  24. Tove Jansson Park light up (Hanno)
  25. Last day of the Hanno Dolls Festival (Hanno)
  26. Mini Anniversary Fireworks (Hanno)
  27. Ogose Plum Blossom Festival (Ogose)
  28. 1000 hanging hina decorations with Ohayashi (Shiki)
  29. Limited edition pancakes (Fujimi)
  30. Hina Dolls Display (Fujimi)
  31. Koshigaya Plum Blossom Festival (Koshigaya)
  32. Kawaguchi Fire and Disaster Prevention Festival (Kawaguchi)
  33. Last day of the ⇗Dolls display at the former Tanaka Family Residence (Kawaguchi)
  34. Mix Fes (Kawaguchi)
  35. Delicious Market x Dog Festival (Soka)
  36. Misato Illumination (Misato)
  37. Classic Car Festival (Sugito)
  38. Konosu Surprising Dolls Festival (Konosu)
  39. Flower Hina Dolls (Konosu)
  40. Dolls Display (Konosu)
  41. Early blooming cherry blossom (Konosu)
  42. Elumi Park Kawazuzakura (Konosu)
  43. Dolls display AND kawazu x canola (Konosu)
  44. Japan’s largest and smallest hina dolls (Konosu)
  45. Hanachozu week (Gyoda)
  46. Hoshikawa Illumination (Kumagaya)
  47. Nagatoro Fire Festival (Nagatoro)
  48. Winter flower story – plum blossom festival (Nagatoro)
  49. Setsubunso festival (Ogano)
  50. Plum blossoms in bloom (Various)
  51. Kawazuzakura early blooming cherry blossoms in bloom (Various)

A special entry as the tickets for the very popular Kawagoe sakura boat ride go on sale today (and trust me, they sell out quickly!)


Even more March events will be added soon.




Even more March events will be added soon.



Even more events will be added soon.


Public Holiday Wednesday 20th 2024


Friday 22nd March 2024


Saturday March 23rd 2024


Sunday March 24th 2024


Thursday March 28th 2024

A special entry for this hanami event. Seibu Railway will hold their first ever ‘hanami train’ event on Thursday March 28th 2024. Tickets need to be purchased in advance and cost 12,000 yen per person. Sora News has all the information in English:

Seibu Railway O/hanami (cherry blossom viewing) train 2024

Friday March 29th 2024


Saturday March 30th 2024


Sunday March 31st 2024

Last day of:


Even more events will be added soon.


Events showcased in the feature photo at the top of the post, clockwise from top left;

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