Sakura Town Sakura Matsuri

Information sakura matsuri at Tokorozawa Sakura Town. Sakura Matsuri means cherry blossom festival. There are several events on during the period of the cherry blossom festival.

Tokorozawa Sakura Town Cherry Blossoms

Tokorozawa Sakura Town, often described as an entertainment town, has shops, restaurants, museums, a factory, offices, a public open space, event space and a shrine. A lesser known fact is, that hidden behind the Kadokawa offices on the South West of the town there is a 200 meter long flower corridor or “Hana Kairo” in Japanese. There are 128 trees of 78 species including weeping and somei yoshino cherry blossoms.

In addition, there are mature cherry blossom trees along the Azuma River, North of the town. And even more in Higashi Tokorozawa Park, which is where the permanent Teamlab outdoor exhibition is.

Sakura Matsuri at Tokorozawa Sakura Town

The 2023 Sakura Matsuri will start on Saturday March 18th and run until Sunday April 9th. However, there are only special events on the weekends during that four week period. The main festival area is around the central square. A summary of the events on hereafter – each of the event titles are linked to the official page for that particular event:

  1. Bread Market – Saturday March 18th to public holiday Tuesday March 21st
  2. Spring Character Meeting – this event will take place a few times, but currently only information for March 18th to 21st is available:
    • Saturday March 18th: Meet Pompom Purin and Cinnamoroll
    • Sunday March 19th: Meet My Melody and Kuromi
    • Tuesday March 21st: Meet Hello Kitty
  3. Spring Harvest – kitchen cars (food trucks) and workshops. Saturday March 25th and Sunday 26th.
  4. Art & Culture weekend – Saturday March 25th and Sunday 26th.
  5. Kids Dance Terrace – Saturday March 25th, Sunday 26th, April 1st and Sunday April 2nd.
  6. Kids Spring festival – Saturday April 1st and Sunday April 2nd.
    • 1000 yen for 5 tickets to play with festival games.
  7. Spring World Gourmet – kitchen cars. Saturday April 8th and Sunday April 9th.
  8. Rickshaw Ride – Saturday April 8th and Sunday April 9th. They haven’t fixed the price yet, but there will be a charge.
  9. Yosakoi – Saturday April 8th and Sunday April 9th
    • from 11 am to 5 pm
Yosakoi at Tokorozawa Sakura Town, from the official website

Exhibitions currently on at the town


Event: Tokorozawa Sakura Town Sakura Matsuri ところざわサクラタウン サクラまつり2023.

Dates: From Saturday March 18th to Sunday April 9th 2023.

Cost: Free (some individual events have charges or conditions)

Venue: Tokorozawa Sakura Town, 〒359-0023 Saitama, Tokorozawa, Higashitokorozawawada, 3 Chome−31−3. Map at bottom of page.


Tokorozawa Sakura Town is a ten minute walk from JR Musashino Line’s Higashi Tokorozawa Station. Keep an eye out for the anime manhole covers on the way! By car, the entertainment town is about 3.6 kilometers from the Kanetsu expressway. Parking costs 200 yen per half hour. The first half hour is free.

The featured photo at the top of the post is from the official website. 

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