Matsubushi cherry blossoms Saitama Prefecture

Along the Otoshi Furutone River in the Tanaka area of Matsubushi town there is 1.5 kilometers of Somei Yoshino Cherry Blossoms. There are approximately 150 trees. They typically bloom from the end of March until early April.

Otoshi Furutone Cherry Blossom Festival

Each year during the period of the bloom of the cherry blossoms Matsubushi town host a ‘sakura matsuri’ cherry blossom festival in the area of the trees. During the period of the festival there are lanterns on the trees and they set up a small temporary parking lot. As there are only a few parking spaces they recommend you come by public transport. There is additional parking on Saturday and Sunday only, at the nearby town hall.


Event: Otoshi Furutone (Otoshifurutone 古利根川) Cherry Blossom Festival 古利根川堤桜まつり

Date: from Friday March 29th to Sunday April 7th 2024.

Time: the cherry blossom promenade is open 24 hours. Festival times are not specified, but the light up is from 6 to 9 pm.

Cost: there is no admission fee.

Venue: Otoshifurutone Cherry Blossom Embankment 大落古利根川 2-chōme-4 Tanaka, Matsubushi, Kitakatsushika District, Saitama 343-0117. View on Google Maps.


There is parking on Saturdays and Sundays only, at the Matsubushi town hall, which is about a five minute walk from the cherry blossoms. You can get a bus bound for Noda City (Chiba) from Kita Koshigaya station east exit number 3 bus stop and alight at the bus stop for the Matsubushi Town Hall. Reportedly they go frequently during the day during the period of the cherry blossom festival.

Official web page on the Matsubushi Town website.

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