The bi-annual Keyaki Hiroba Beer Festival had been cancelled since the pandemic began. It is one of Saitama Shintoshin’s most popular events in both spring and autumn. However, in 2020 although the spring festival was initially scheduled, then postponed until summer, it was ultimately cancelled due to the pandemic. And
Ranzan Cherry Blossoms, sans festival with ‘sakura hanabi’ cherry blossom fireworks and horseback archery. Unfortunately, Ranzan Town announced back in Autumn that, once again there will be no cherry blossom festival in 2022. It is such a shame that the Ranzan cherry blossom festival can’t go ahead in 2022 as
Information for the Tokorozawa Dolls Festival, officially known as Tokorozawa Hina Monogatari 野老澤雛物語, in 2022 The Tokorozawa Doll’s Festival Tokorozawa celebrates its doll production history with this “monogatari” festival. they describe Monogatari as a narrative tale. They are believed to have developed from the oral storytelling of fiction. That is,
Iwatsuki Dolls Festival – Iwatsuki is a very famous “Hina”, traditional Japanese doll, town often referred to as the “city of dolls”. Iwatsuki have been making dolls since the 17th century. Moreover, Iwatsuki Doll making was awarded the prestigious Traditional Craft Product designation by both the prefecture and the country. Until 2020 the city has two doll museums;
The best time to view Autumn leaves in Nagatoro is generally November. Stretching six kilometers along the Ara river from Iwadatami, resplendent fall colors decorate the Nagatoro Valley. Trees include Momiji, Kunugi and Oak. Taking the famous Kudari line down the river is a great way to take in the
The Otaki Ice festival, illuminated Misotsuchi Icicles in 2022 – One of the most famous, and beautiful, winter scenes of Saitama is at the Otaki Ice Festival. Located in the former Otaki village (now part of Chichibu city) in the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park. The Misotsuchi Icicles are the only naturally
A highlight of October in Saitama Prefecture are the famous Konosu fireworks display. In 2020, the organizers of the Konosu Fireworks announced that they were postponing the infamous Konosu Fireworks. However, there were no updates until June 23rd 2021. At that time, they said that the fireworks were postponed indefinitely.