Tobu Zoo Illumination – Every year Tobu Zoo puts on a fantastic night illumination show for the winter months. It is one of the better known night illumination displays. Moreover, in 2021, it is one of only a handful of places that are going ahead with their winter illumination. Unfortunately, even
Yuruchara (Yurukyara) Mascot Summit – Kanto’s largest character and mascot summit with a Guinness World Record certificate to prove it! Information for the 2021 yuru-chara summit. This year, like 2020, the event will be held online. The last time it was held in real life, in 2019, 311 mascots participated
Each year in August thousands of water hyacinth bloom at a roadside station in Kazo City. Doyono Furusato Otone Roadside Station attracts thousands of visitors each year when the water hyacinth are in bloom. Water hyacinth is native to the tropics. Supposedly they came to Japan in the Meiji era.
In both 2020 and 2021, the Higanbana festival in Satte’s Gongendo Park was cancelled on account of the Coronavirus outbreak. The other large spider lily festivals in Saitama, such as at Kinchakuda, were also cancelled. In 2021, Gongendo Park opened for all other seasonal blooms – daffodils, cherry blossoms, hydrangea