On April 27th 2020, months ahead of its scheduled date, the Nagatoro Tourist Assocation announced the cancellation of the 2020 Nagatoro Fundama Festival. Like the majority of events cancelled in 2020 it was due to concerns about the Coronavirus outbreak. It is too early to tell (September 2020) if the
Shibazakura Matsuri Chichibu in 2021– In 2020, Hitsujiyama Park had every intention to go ahead with the shibazakura festival. However, when a State of Emergency was declared the event was cancelled. Moreover, the shibazakura hill was completely closed off to the public in 2020. However, in 2021 they are once
Ogano Kabuki and Ogano Spring festival – Ogano is a very beautiful town in Chichibu district. Unlike many other city and towns that have their main festival in the summer, Ogano’s principal festival is the one they hold in spring. It is a festival rich in traditional performances and culture.
The cherry blossom season of Minoyama in Minano Chichibu usually opens around the 8th of April with best viewing at the end of April. However, this year, like most other places around the Kanto plain, the cherry blossoms are early blooming. The Somei Yoshino cherry blossoms were a whole two
The 2021 Nagatoro Wintersweet season is in full swing. Normally the annual Nagatoro wintersweet festival is held from the second week in January to the last week in February. However, this year on account of the State of Emergency they are not having a “festival” per se. But the wintersweet