Ouchizawa Peach Blossoms, Higashichichibu, Saitama
I am trying a new section on the blog to showcase beautiful areas of Saitama, that I just haven’t had and won’t have the time to visit in the near future. One of the places at the top of my “must visit at the end of March” list is Ouchizawa Hanamono No Sato, nicknamed by locals as “An earthly paradise”. It is famous within Saitama for the beautiful pink buds of the flower peaches, visible from end of March to early April.
The Saitama Prefectural Department of Industy and labor, Tourism Division, shared information last year. It includes information about other flora and fauna in the area too:
Peach Blossoms Saitama Information:
Location: Ouchizawa, Higashi Chichibu, Chichibu District
Expected viewing season: late March ~ early April. Click here for information about the annual Peach blossom Festival in the area.
Number of blooms: About 5000
Access by public transport: Eagle Bus from either Ogawamachi Station or Yorii Station
Access by car: About 30 minutes from the Ranzan Ogawa Interchange of the Kanetsu expressway. Parking
is free is no longer free. It costs 300 yen per car per day, worked on the honor system (pop the 300 yen into a box) and there are about 30 spots.
Cherry blossoms also bloom around the same time. Cherry blossoms on this blog:
Seasonal events on this blog.