Saitama Stadium 2002 the site of the Sakura Saku cherry blossoms festival

Sakura Saku is the name of the one day cherry blossom festival in Saitama Stadium 2002, affectionately known as ‘Saisuta’, in Urawa, Saitama City. It is a particularly family friendly festival with lots to entertain the children. Moreover, there are some really beautiful cherry blossoms on the stadium’s grounds. As you can see in the featured photo (at the top of the post), the stadium is also picturesque, especially framed with cherry blossoms! During the period of bloom the cherry blossoms are lit up at night.

Saitama Stadium Sakura Saku

Sakura saku festival Saitama Stadium 2002

The 2024 Sakura Saku is on Sunday March 24th from 10 am to 3 pm. There are food trucks, event booths and live entertainment at the festival. Kamen Rider will be visiting and putting on two shows – the first at 11 am and the second at 2 pm. There is a tour of emergency vehicles including an earthquake simulator. They will also have the stadium’s equipment and vehicles exhibited. In addition, there is flower art in the stadium.

Sakura Light Up

The stadium are extending the period of the sakura light up. They will now also have light up from Monday April 8th to around Monday April 15th. Official event page.


Event: Sakura Saku Matsuri in Saitama Stadium 2002 さくらさく祭り in 埼⽟スタジアム2〇〇2

Dates: the festival is on Sunday March 24th 2024. The light up is on from March 16th to Monday April 15th 2024, all things equal.

Time: from 10 am to 3 pm

Cost: there is no admission fee.

Venue: Saitama Stadium 2002, 2-chome-1 Misono, Midori Ward, Saitama, 336-0967. View on Google Maps.


There is parking at the stadium, but whenever there is an event on they recommend you come by public transport. The stadium is about a 15 minute walk from Urawa Misono Station. When there is a match on there are shuttle buses from JR Urawa Station, JR Higashi Urawa Station, Saitama Railway Urawa Misono Station and Tobu Izesaki line Kita Koshigaya Station.

The stadium’s website

Saitama Stadium 2002

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