Midori No Mura Festival – On the last day of Golden Week 2019, on Monday May 6th, Midori No Mura are having their annual spring festival. They will have their koinobori flying for the festival and the preceding weeks. It is a particularly child friendly event.
Midori No Mura is a resort in the hills of Ogano. There are log cabins and a retreat center for overnight stay. There is also a public park with a small playground and a cafe. In the summer they have great seasonal outdoor pools.
My four kids have really enjoyed this festival in the past. The resort’s mascot and Ogano city’s mascot are available for a meet and greet. There is a free pet corner and several crafts that children enjoy. You can pay to play on a bouncy castle. And there are some food booths too.
The park has lots of annual events apart from this festival. They also have monthly events such as a visiting pet farm and regular horse riding experience events.
For more events in Saitama please see the main event pages.
In the area – Ogano deer park and Ogano shrine. Small deer park that is free to enter and a biker’s shrine: