Peony Festival at Yakyu Inari Shrine – Yakyu Inari Shrine is located in Higashimatsuyama, Saitama, just 1 hour and 10 minutes from Ikebukuro on the Tobu Tojo line. It is one of many shrines to the God Inari. However, what makes it special is that its Chinese characters (“Yakyu” 箭弓) are pronounced
Peony Festival in Botanen, Higashimatsuyama There are two famous Peony festivals in Higashimatsuyama. One in the gardens beside Yakyu Inari (the baseball shrine) and one in Botanen park. Botanen park has approximately 6500 peonies of 150 different varieties of peony. Making it the largest peony garden in all of Japan.
Botanen Park in Higashimatsuyama is the largest peony garden in all of Japan. However, more than just a peony garden, it is also a small park with several things to offer: Botanen Park Introduction Winter flowers Spring and the Peony Festival Summer flowers Autumn colors Playground Barbecue Events Information Botanen
Every November in Japan there are chrysanthemum festivals all around the country where you can see potted chrysanthemum displays. However, there are only a few places where you can actually see chrysanthemum flower beds. In Saitama anyway. One place you can see chrysanthemum growing in a manicured garden is the
Samba Carnival in Higashimatsuyama The Higashimatsuyama Samba Carnival is an annual festival held close to the Tobu Tojo Line Higashimatsuyama station. Due to the situation with the coronavirus outbreak, the 2020 carnival has been cancelled. The carnival takes place from 3 pm to 8 pm. The samba dancing starts from