Saikasai – Asaka City Festival. This festival is usually held annually on the first Sunday of August and the preceding Saturday and Friday. However, in 2020 it was scheduled for October (Olympics?). But it was subsequently completely cancelled on account of the Coronavirus outbreak. 2019 information. Due to all thisRead More →

Mizonuma Kids Pool Asaka

The Mizonuma Kids Pool in Asaka will not open in 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The pools are designed for families with small children. There is a toddler and preschooler pool as well as pools for older children. Unlike the prefectural pools which have a number of different pools,Read More →

Sun City Illumination Asaka Central Park illumination Honjo Illumination Night Illumination Seibu

Asaka Central park illumination 2019 Approximately 25,000 bulbs are used to light up Asaka Central Park and athletic track for their annual winter illumination display. The lights will be switched on the night of Saturday November 2nd and thereafter every night until Christmas Day, Wednesday December 25th. It is oneRead More →

Asaka City Library Festival

Every year the Asaka City Library have a two day library festival. This year, 2019, the dates are Saturday June 29th and Sunday June 30th. And with a rainy weekend ahead, it is a great free location to escape the rain. The library festival is on from 10 am toRead More →

Asaka City Library Festival

Asaka City Library has a really good selection of English books and magazines, better than most of the libraries I am member of. As it is not a public library and only a municipal library I am not able to borrow from there. It doesn’t stop me from visiting itRead More →

You can view a clickable version of the above image on the Event Calendar for Saitama. Simply click on the event name for more information and an external link with full details. The Tsurugashima once-every-four-year event Suneori Amagoi features on this blog here: Award Winning, Intangible Asset Suneori Amagoi;, Rain PrayingRead More →

fireworks in saitama koshigaya fireworks ageo fireworks

This weekend we are once again spoiled for choice with the quantity and variety of festivals and fireworks being held in various locations in Saitama. Here is a small sample of the festivals and fireworks on offer on SATURDAY the 6th of August. We have everything from super size fireworks to smallerRead More →