The Terasaka Terrace Rice Fields is a beautiful area in Yokoze in the Chichibu District. They are known for both their fireflies in summer and the cluster amaryllis in September. Each year, for one day only, during the bloom period of the flowers, they have a cluster amaryllis festival. However,
Chichibu Ondo Festival in 2023. I feel like I’ve probably written this about 364 other times on this website, but the Chichibu district¹ is famous for having a festival (almost) ‘every day of the year’! Within the hundreds of festivals on annually some are bigger and better known than others.
Information for the seasonal flowers at the Nagatoro Flower Village “Nagatoro Hana no Sato”, which is best known for its Golden Poppies, but currently there are beautiful hydrangea in bloom and the cosmos have started to bloom also. I debated whether to wait until next year to share this one,
The Candy Doctor Festival is a fun translation of Chichibu’s “Ameyakushi” festival. Ameyakushi can mean candy doctor. But its actually not that far fetched a translation, because the festival does have its roots both in candy and a doctor, kind of!… Ameyakushi “Candy Doctor” Festival The Ame is actually for
Information for an Hydrangea Festival like no other, with “Hydrangea Kabuki” and free zarigani fishing, in beautiful Ogano town. Earlier in the year we stumbled upon a quaint little flower area in Ogano Town, Chichibu. I noticed at the time that there was a sign post for an “hydrangea forest”
The Nagatoro Funadama festival will be on this August (2023), all things equal, for the first time in four years. It is one of the most breathtaking summer scenes in Saitama. If you missed the spectacular Yorii Tamayodo Suitengu festival, this is another chance to see stunning festival boats with
I am delighted to announce that, for the first time in four years, the Terasaka Rice Terraces will have a firefly and candle night… Terasaka Rice Terraces, Chichibu District, Saitama The Terasaka rice terraces are one of the largest rice terrace in Saitama Prefecture, boasting an area of approximately 52,000
Information for the 2023 Shibazakura Matsuri, aka Moss Phlox Festival, on the Shibazakura Hill at Hitsujiyama Park in Chichibu. Shibazakura Hill Shibazakura are a dainty bright flower that create a striking colored carpet. In English, the most common name is moss phlox (phlox subulata). Shibazakura no Oka (Moss Phlox Hill)