Omiya Park Cherry Blossoms

Omiya Park Cherry Blossoms – Omiya Park is a popular spot for locals, tourists and expats alike to enjoy hanami, cherry blossom viewing. Its proximity to Tokyo on top of the stunning scenery and lively atmosphere is one of the big draws of this annual festival which attracts thousands annually.Read More →

Hatcho lake Hatchoko Park Yoshimi

Hatchoko Park is the park around the eponymous Lake Hatcho in Yoshimi town in the Hiki District of Saitama. Lake Hatcho is a man-made lake in a natural woody hillside in the Prefectural Hiki Nature Park. Hatchoko Park In my personal opinion there is nothing exceptional about Hatchoko park. Don’tRead More →

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 →

Takao Sakura Park Hanno spring festival Nagatoro cherry blossom festival

The 2020 Kitamoto Cherry Blossom Festival at Takao Sakura Park has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.  The Cherry Blossom Festival at Takao Sakura Park in Kitamoto is popular among locals during the cherry blossom season. There are about 200 cherry blossom trees of 30 different varieties.  Please note thereRead More →

Famous saitama sakura

Famous Saitama sakura – the cherry blossom tree in Ishito Kitamoto is one of Japan’s five designated “great” sakura. It is approximately 800 years old.  Although there are not many cherry blossoms directly around the famous tree, people come from all over Japan to visit the revered tree. Because apartRead More →

Saitama Cherry Blossoms Honjo cherry blossoms

Honjo Cherry Blossoms – The Wakaizumi area of Honjo has three parks, Wakaizumi Dai Ichi, Dai Ni and sports park, which together run a cherry blossom festival one day of the sakura season. This year, 2020, the tentative date has been set for Saturday April 4th. From Miru Navi website,Read More →

Yaezakura Late blooming sakura cherry blossom

Inariyama Park Cherry Blossom Festival 2020 – There will be no Cherry blossom Festival in Inariyama Park in Sayama park this year due to the Novel Coronavirus. The festival had been tentatively set to take place on April 4th and 5th, but earlier in the week they announced the cancellationRead More →

Cherry blossoms Sakitama

Cherry blossoms Sakitama – One of Saitama’s famous cherry blossom viewing spots is the Sakitama Tomb Park in Gyoda City. Sakitama Kofun Park Sakitama Kofun Park is a medium sized park designed around the ancient burial mounds unearthed at the site. Kofun is the Japanese for burial mound. There areRead More →

Senbonzakura Torayama Higashichichibu

Senbonzakura, the name of a famous song, is the Japanese for a thousand cherry blossoms. There are many spots or parks in Japan called Senbonzakura. In Saitama, one of the most stunning Senbonzakura locations is on Mt Torayama in Higashichichibu. The Senbonzakura of Torayama There are actually just under twoRead More →

Shiki Sakura festa

The third annual Shiki Sakura Festa has been cancelled due to concerns of Covid-19. It was scheduled for March 28th and 29th. Cancellation notice from the official Shiki City website.  2019 Information This is only the second annual Shiki Sakura Festa, but the cherry blossoms in the area have beenRead More →