Tokigawa Iris Garden

The 2021 Iris Festival in Tokigawa Iris Gardens has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. It was also cancelled in 2021. The Iris bloom in the garden for the month of June. They are relatively near (by car) the lavender fields of Ranzan. Last year I combined a trip toRead More →

flyer for the 2019 ranzan lavender festival

The 2021 Ranzan Lavender festival has been cancelled. In 2021 they are concentrating on cultivating sections of the field that were damaged by typhoon Hagibis in autumn 2019. The festival was also cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus Outbreak. Furthermore, there is no access to the lavender fields. MoreoverRead More →

rose festival yono takinori rose festival rose festivals in Saitama on Saitama with Kids

Rose Festival Yono – For the second year in a row, the Yono Rose Festival has been cancelled. Hopefully this year they won’t cut the roses like they did in 2020. In 2020 they had already cut the roses on April 24th. It is April 26th 2021 and there hasRead More →

Yorii Hojo Festival

Yorii Hojo Festival The 59th annual Hojo Festival in Yorii was scheduled to take place on May 10th 2020 between 9 am and 3 pm. However, in 2021, they didn’t even schedule the festival. It was just announced as cancelled. Due to the novel Coronavirus Covid-19 the Yorii Hojo FestivalRead More →

Kasukabe big kite festival 2018

For the second year in a row the Kasukabe Big Kite Festival has been cancelled. The event is normally held on May 3rd and 5th annually. However, it was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.  A free online video of the kite in flight andRead More →

Kawajima rose festival rose tunnel wading river

Kawajima Rose Festival – Heisei No Mori Park in Kawajima Town is home to the longest rose tunnel in Japan. It isn’t a huge park, but it is very nice for children. There is a really fun playground and in the summer there is a nice wading river. TheRead More →

Kasukabe Wisteria festival

Kasukabe is probably best known as being the home of the fictional anime character Crayon Shinchan. However, wisteria lovers will also know it to be the home of the famous wisteria of Ushijima and Toukaen. The wisteria in Kasukabe Saitama typically bloom from mid April until about the 7th ofRead More →

Ogano spring festival kabuki

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.Read More →

Tokigawa Peach Blossom Festival

The 21st annual Peach Blossom Festival Tokigawa has been cancelled in 2021 due to Covid-19. This is the second year in a row that the event has been cancelled on account of the pandemic. Even though the festival wasn’t on, I dropped by the shrine in 2020 to check out theRead More →

Cherry Blossom Boat Ride, Night light up and river of pink petals at Shingashi River at the back of Hikawa Shrine February 18th 2021 – it was announced today that the public will not be able to take the boat ride in 2021 on account of the Coronavirus. However, atRead More →