The Kuki branch of Nippon Signal Railway has a railway festival each year. This will be the 10th annual occurrence. However, this year, the festival is in celebration of 150 years of freight railway transportation. On September 15th 1873 the first freight train service started between Shinbashi and Yokohama stations.
Water hyacinth flowers grow in Gyoda Suijo Park each year in Autumn. They are a very interesting flower and not that common in Saitama Prefecture. Reportedly, water hyacinth were brought to Japan from the Amazon Basin during the Meiji period, for ornamental purposes. The most famous place for them is
Gyoda Floating lantern and ‘cool’ or summer evening festival or とうろう流し納涼大会 in Japanese. The Gyoda Floating Lantern and Summer Evening Festival is an annual event in Gyoda City. Moreover, it is held on the same date every year – on August 16th. However, between 2020 and 2022 they cancelled the