Menuma Festival Kumagaya

Menuma Festival Kumagaya City Saitama Japan 2021 – This child friendly festival is held at the Menuma Sports Park on the first Saturday of August annually. It attracts about 10,000 spectators. Menuma Festival On April 8th 2020 it was announced that the festival would be cancelled for 2020 on accountRead More →

kumagaya sakura and rapeseed

The Kumagaya Cherry Blossoms with rapeseed flowers along the riverbank is one of Saitama’s famous images. The cherry blossom there have been celebrated since the Edo period and the area is listed as one of Japan’s top 100 cherry blossom viewing spots. The Kumagaya Cherry Blossom Festival was cancelled inRead More →


New Year Event Dezome Kumagaya – One of the many New Year traditions in Japan. This one involves a ceremony of firefighters with an entertaining show that they put on to entertain the audience and simultaneously raise safety awareness. Dezome Kumagaya Contrary to what one might expect, the event isRead More →

Fireworks 2020

Fireworks 2020 at the Shinrin Koen Hotel Heritage (Kumagaya). Hotel Heritage in Kumagaya is part of the Go To campaign. And as part of the campaign they are having a few small firework displays this August. However, they are also opening the fireworks to the general public at a smallRead More →

sunflower maze

Kumagaya is hot, hot, hot! But this is the coolest idea ever! A sunflower maze to put a smile on any face. The sunflowers at Endo Farm are grown to attract the bees so that they can make honey. The very clever farmer came up with the idea a fewRead More →

Kumagaya Uchiwa festival

Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival, one of the Kanto (Greater Tokyo) area’s largest summer festivals, is held annually from July 20th – 22nd. Uchiwa means fan, as in a hand held fan used to cool down in the summer. Therefore, sometimes the festival is called Kumagaya Fan Festival in English. Last year, 2019,Read More →

Generic fireworks photo for Kumagaya fireworks event information

The 71st annual Kumagaya Fireworks were scheduled for much earlier than usual this year so they wouldn’t coincide with the Olympics. The date was June 6th 2020. Normally they are held on the second Saturday of August. However, due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the State of Emergency in SaitamaRead More →

A chinook taking off at the 2019 JASDF Kumagaya Air Base Cherry blossom festival

Kumagaya Air Base Cherry Blossom Festival has been cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19.  The date had been set for April 5th 2020. The cherry blossom festival on JASDF Kumagaya Air Base may be of particular interest to any aviation enthusiasts. This is a rare chance to go on theRead More →

An air base cherry blossom festival in Saitama Prefecture, more info on

An Air Base Cherry Blossom Festival in Saitama Prefecture, Japan ~ Cherry blossoms are on the way! With the plum blossoms already blooming, much earlier than usual, it is a surely a positive indicator that the cherry blossoms will also be early this year. The “experts” seem to think soRead More →

Udon Summit Kumagaya

Udon Summit Kumagaya 2019 will be held on Saturday November 16th and Sunday November 17th from 10 am to 4 pm. Last month some of the world’s best rugby players battled it out in the Kumagaya Sports and Culture Park, now its the turn of Japan’s best udon producers!! TheRead More →