Sakura Saku Kasukabe a cherry blossom festival

Sakura Saku means ‘cherry blossoms bloom’ and it is the name of a market and cherry Blossom Festival. However, in 2024 its more a market than a festival like they had in 2023 and 2022. In both 2023 and 2022 it was an eight day long festival with many different parts, but in 2024 it is just an one day ‘cherry blossom market’.

Sakura Saku Market Kasukabe

It maybe that at a later date they will add more information, but its only a week to go and currently this ‘festival’ (market) is only scheduled for one day: March 24th 2024. They don’t have any live performances advertised for 2024, but they will have some crafts, special attractions, a street piano and lots of food trucks and stalls. The market 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 market area.

What is the same as last year is that there are various different stalls selling handmade goods, flowers and even one with straw hats! Kasukabe is known for its straw hats. It is also known for Hagoita, the ornamental bats used for a traditional New Year’s game, and they sell them at this market too. Hiro farm (strawberry picking farm featured on this site) will have a stall on the day too. In addition, Tobu Railway have a stall where children can get photos with props. Moreover, they have a ‘hanami picnic’ element like in previous years. There are ‘ohanami tables’ at the “Fujidana Hiroba”.

Information

Event: Sakura Saku Market 桜咲マルシェ

Date: Sunday March 24th 2024

Time: from 10 am to 3 pm.

Cost: there is no admission fee.

Venue: Furutone Park Bridge, Kasukabe, Saitama 344-0006. View on Google Maps.

Access

The wharf is close to Kasukabe Station, it takes less than 10 minutes on foot.

Official web page

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