Peach blossoms Yashio

Information for the 18th annual Yashio Flower Park Peach Blossom festival and ‘River station’, which is on this weekend in Yashio City, relatively close to Tokyo. For example, from Kitasenju it only takes about 30 minutes by car or public transport. Because Yashio City borders Adachi City in Tokyo. Yashio City is one of the few places in Saitama Prefecture known for peach blossoms. You can see the dark pink blossoms contrasted against yellow canola flowers in Yashio. The other main peach blossom spots are in Higashichichibu (this is the main one and really worth seeing), Yoshida and Tokigawa.

Peach Blossom Festival

Each year in March Yashio City host a peach blossom festival at Nakagawa Yashio Flower Park. It is also a ‘River Station’ festival, because they have river activities, such as river cruising. Nakagawa Yashio Flower Park is a beautiful park with seasonal flowers located along the Naka river. It is quite a famous park within Saitama Prefecture. They were doing some work in the park during the pandemic, so it went off the radar for a while, but it would seem its back in action now!

On both days of the festival they have festival stalls, music, balloon art and a stamp rally. The river cruising event is on the Saturday. There will be street performers on that day too. On the Sunday they have other live performances, such as kids dance performances. They will also have another boat experience, a walking event and an opportunity to view the peach blossom trees from the sky on the Sunday too.

Please note: on March 10th the peach blossoms were only at about 20% bloom, but they may easily pop before the weekend with this warm weather. Also, the line up is subject to change. Always check with the official website, linked below, for any last minute changes.

Information

Event: the 18th annual River Station / Nakagawa Yashio Peach Festival 第18回川の駅・中川やしお花桃まつり

Date: Saturday March 16th and Sunday March 17th 2024

Time: from 10 am to 3.30 pm both days.

Cost: There is no entrance fee to the venue.

Venue: Nakagawa Yashio Flower Park 中川やしおフラワーパーク, 1009 Kizone, Yashio, Saitama 340-0813. View on Google Maps.

Access

By train and bus – You can get a bus to “Nakagawa Yashio Flower Park Entrance” 【中川やしおフラワーパーク入口】bus stop from Yashio Station, which is on the Tsukuba Express Line. A bus from the east exit of Soka Station, which is on the Tobu Skytree line, also stops at the same bus stop. It is also possible to walk from Yashio station, it takes about 30 minutes on foot.

Official event page on the Yashio City website.

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