Minoyama CHerry blossoms

The cherry blossom season of Minoyama in Minano Chichibu usually opens around the 8th of April with best viewing at the end of April. The official period for the 2020 cherry blossom viewing in the Minoyama park has not yet been set. And please note that due to Covid19 thereRead More →

Shimozato Elementary school from Non Non Biyori anime and famed for cherry blossoms

Shimozato Sakura Matsuri 2020 – CANCELLED – Cherry blossom festival at the former Shimozato school also known as Ashigakubo School from the anime Nonnon biyori. During the 2019 cherry blossom festival our favorite cherry blossom viewing was at this quaint old school in Ogawa town.  There is a lovely organicRead More →

Kita Koshigaya Sakura Matsuri

Kita Koshigaya Sakura Matsuri was scheduled to be held between Friday March 27th and Sunday April 12th, but due to Covid-19 the event was cancelled for 2020. Official event cancellation on the Koshigaya Sightseeing website.  They also have a note on the website that all events until April in KoshigayaRead More →

The Kumagaya Cherry Blossoms with rapeseed flowers along the riverbank is one of Saitama’s famous images. The cherry blossom there have been celebrated since the Edo period and the area is listed as one of Japan’s top 100 cherry blossom viewing spots. The Kumagaya Cherry Blossom Festival has been cancelledRead More →

Cherry blossom viewing Saitama 2020

Cherry blossom viewing in Saitama in 2020. At the time of writing this post on March 18th 2020 cherry blossoms around the prefecture have started to open. Some are more advanced the others, some are in full bloom and most of the early blooming Kawazuzakura are finished. Covid-19 The GovernmentRead More →

Ranzan Cherry Blossom Festival

Ranzan cherry blossom festival  – The 2020 Ranzan sakura festival will not go ahead as planned for 2020. Due to Covid-19, the Coronavirus outbreak, the 2020 Ranzan sakura matsuri and fireworks have been cancelled.  There are 252 cherry blossoms along the river. The cherry blossoms stretch along two kilometers. ItRead More →

100 caves of yoshimi cherry blossom festival

The 100 caves of Yoshimi 2020 cherry blossom festival has been cancelled due to concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus Covid-19. The festival was scheduled from March 20th until April 12th. Normally, during the festival period the sakura trees are lit up at night between 5 and 9 pm.Read More →

Cancelled events in Saitama in 2020

Cancelled events in Saitama in 2020. Jump to the live list. Jump to events that are currently going ahead as planned. Even before the Department of Labor, Welfare, and Health encouraged the cancellation of all largely attended events (due to the Coronavirus Outbreak) on February 20th 2020, there had alreadyRead More →

Sumiyoshi Sakura No sato 2020

Sumiyoshi Sakura No Sato is a riverside embankment walk in Sakado City, Saitama, about an hour from Tokyo. Along the embankment there are early blooming cherry blossoms called Kawazuzakura. Sumiyoshi Sakura No Sato The 150 Kawazuzakura, a type of early blooming cherry blossom, at Sumiyoshi Sakura No Sato were plantedRead More →

An air base cherry blossom festival in Saitama Prefecture, more info on insaitama.com

An Air Base Cherry Blossom Festival in Saitama Prefecture, Japan ~ Cherry blossoms are on the way! With the plum blossoms already blooming, much earlier than usual, it is a surely a positive indicator that the cherry blossoms will also be early this year. The “experts” seem to think soRead More →