Seien Park Illumination

Seien Park illumination in Fukaya is a relatively new addition to “In Saitama”. I’m not sure when the very first display was, but the event has been around for at least three years. But it has only been on the radar since 2019. It starts on public holiday November 3rd annually and runs until mid January. In 2021, the end date is Saturday January 15th 2022.

Seien Park Illumination

The display features illuminations that take advantage of the geography of the location. The blue lights that color the area around the pond reflect on the surface of the water. They have also created the illusion of flowing water, including a waterfall depiction. The display uses 90,000 lights. Making it larger than nearby Honjo Marigold no Oka illumination which uses 60,000 lights.

In 2020, it was one of only a handful of places that went ahead with their illumination despite the Coronavirus. In 2021 it is also going ahead, but any type of State of Emergency may effect the schedule. Likewise, bad weather could also influence the schedule. Please do check with the official website for any last minute changes. The featured image is from the official website.

Information

Date: Wednesday November 3rd 2021 to Saturday January 15th 2022
Time: from 5 pm to 9 pm
Cost: free
Address: 277 Chiaraijima, Fukaya, Saitama 366-0006
Phone: 048-574-6657

Access

Seien Park is a fifteen minute taxi ride from JR Takasaki line Fukaya Station. By car, the nearest interchange is Hanazono, which is about a 15 minute drive from the park. It is close to the Fukaya bypass and route 17. The park is close to the border of Ota City in Gunma.

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