There used to be two separate flower festivals in Nagatoro in winter. However, since 2021 they have been merged into one event they call the Nagatoro Winter Flower Story. But the period for both is different. The flowers in question, or more accurately tree blossoms, are wintersweet (robai) and plum
Kawaguchi, Saitama. A national holiday that falls on a Saturday usually equates full car parking lots, queues for entry, crowds and general pandemonium. So when we arrived at Skip City without encountering a traffic jam, secured a parking spot in a half empty parking lot, with no entry queues nor
Todabashi fireworks are one of the biggest in Saitama. What makes them particularly special is that they are run in conjunction with Tokyo’s Itabashi fireworks. The Itabashi fireworks launch the same night, on the far side of the Arakawa River, in Tokyo. Todabashi fireworks Both the Todabashi fireworks and Itabashi
The Kamifukuoka Tanabata Festival was cancelled three years in a row due to the pandemic. This year, 2023, it will be on for the first time in four years (all things equal). Generally, this festival attracts over 150,000 participants annually. It is always held on the first weekend of August.
Museum festival – Every year on May 5th the Saitama Prefectural Museum of History and Folklore in Omiya (Saitama City) have a small Children’s day Museum Festival. Children can play with old and traditional toys anyday, but for the festival they have an old fashioned showa period shooting gallery. You