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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 used to be the home of a ‘permanent’ Teamlab outdoor exhibition that unfortunately closed down earlier this year.

Sakura Matsuri at Tokorozawa Sakura Town

The 2024 Sakura Matsuri will start on Saturday March 23rd and run until Sunday April 7th 2024. However, there are only special events on the weekends during that two week period. The main festival area is around the central square. Unfortunately, the events don’t seem anywhere as good as last year, when they had rickshaw rides, character greetings and food festivals. A summary of the events that are currently scheduled for 2024:

  1. Bread Market – Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of March. Official event page.
  2. Kids dance – March 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st. Official event page.
  3. Gel Candle Workshop – March 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st. Official page.
  4. Kids Spring festival – March 30th and 31st 2024. Official event page.
  5. Candy shop town – March 30th and 31st, April 6th and 7th. Event page not yet available.
  6. Children’s play park – April 5th to 7th. Official event page.
  7. Sakura Market – April 6th and 7th. Official event page not yet ready.
  8. Yosakoi – Saturday April 6th and Sunday April 7th. Official event page not yet ready.
Yosakoi at Tokorozawa Sakura Town, from the official website

Exhibitions currently on at the town


Information

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 23rd and run until Sunday April 7th 2024.

Times: Various, generally 10 am to 3 pm.

Cost: there is no admission fee (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.

Access

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.

Official website. 

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