Sakura Saku means ‘cherry blossoms bloom’ and it is the name of the Kasukabe Cherry Blossom Festival in 2023. It is an eight day long festival with many different parts, which I have tried to summarise below.
Kasukabe Cherry Blossom Festival
The 2023 Sakura Saku Kasukabe Cherry Blossom Festival is on from Sunday March 26th to Sunday April 2nd. April 2nd is the main day, with live performances and a market. The festival is held at Furutone Park Bridge, which is right on Furutone river. They call it a park, but it is really more like a wharf promenade. But there are cherry blossoms near the festival area. And they will have cherry blossom props on April 1st!
Although, the festival is just over a week away, it is still in planning stage and they have not yet released all the information. But here is a summary of what we know so far:
- Community effort – Decorate the terrace for the festival – March 26th
- Terrace picnic, with light up at night – March 26th to 31st
- Sakura Kids Play Park – April 1st
- Sakura Saku Market – April 2nd
- Photo contest – until April 2nd
- Cherry blossom walk – April 2nd
- Stamp rally – April 2nd
- Satellite site events March 26th to April 2nd.
Sakura Saku Marche / Market
The market is on the last day, Sunday April 2nd 2023 from 10 am to 3 pm at Shinsui Terrace. There will be various different stalls offering food, drink, flowers, handmade goods and even one with hats! Hiro farm (strawberry picking farm featured on this site) will have a stall on the day selling homemade strawberry flavored food including jam. Tobu Railway will also have stall where children can get photos with props.
Event: Sakura Saku Kasukabe 桜咲くかすかべ
Date: Sunday March 26th to Sunday April 2nd 2023
Time: Depends on the day, generally 10 am to 3 pm.
Cost: free to enter the venue.
Venue: Furutone Park Bridge, Kasukabe, Saitama 344-0006. View on Google Maps.
The wharf is close to Kasukabe Station, it takes less than 10 minutes on foot.