Rose Festival Yono – For the second year in a row, the Yono Rose Festival has been cancelled. Hopefully this year they won’t cut the roses like they did in 2020. In 2020 they had already cut the roses on April 24th. It is April 26th 2021 and there has been no news yet of them cutting them, so hopefully its just the festival that has been cancelled.
There were several places in Saitama Prefecture in 2020 who either cut flowers or didn’t grow them at all to deter people congregating in the one place. However, in April and May 2020 there was a stay home directive to try and curb the spread of coronavirus. Currently (April 26th 2021) there is no such directive in Saitama Prefecture. Although neighboring Tokyo is currently under a State of Emergency. If Saitama joins the State of Emergency, there is a chance the roses will be cut again. Even if Saitama does not join the prefectures under a State of Emergency, the roses maybe cut if too many people are turning up at the park. You can keep an eye on the Saitama Tourism and International Relations Bureau official website for the most up to date information.
For the last ten years Saitama City have held a rose festival in Yono. This year, 2019, it will be on Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th.
There will be live music and dance performances for this two day rose festival in Yono Park, Saitama City. There are also guided tours on both days. The event will be cancelled if it is raining.
The rose festival in Yono Park may be cancelled in the event of rain.
The times of the guided tours for 2019 have not yet been decided. In 2018 they were: 10 am to 11 am, 12.30 to 1.30 pm and 2 to 3 pm on the Saturday. On Sunday the times were 11 am to midday and 1 pm to 2 pm.
Last year, 2018, there was also other events in Yono Park the same week such as a Candle Art Night on the Friday night from 7 to 8.30 pm.
Rose Festival Access
The rose garden in Yono Park is a 15 minute walk from Yono Honmachi station on the JR Saikyo Line.
Please see map and further information in the grey details box below.
For more events in Saitama, please see the main events calendar.