Menuma Festival Kumagaya

Menuma Festival Kumagaya City Saitama Japan 2020 – 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 cancelled in 2020 However, they have already (April 8th 2020) decided to cancel it due to theRead 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 →

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 has been cancelledRead 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 →

Ofuro Cafe Bivouac Rugby Town Kumagaya

Ofuro Cafe Bivouac, Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. 2019 was the first year that Saitama prefecture was represented in the prestigious All Japan ofuro competition Ofuro Koshien . Not just one, but two of Saitama’s hot springs were selected: Retro Onsen Tamagawa and Ofuro Cafe Bivouac. Both owned and managed by OnsenRead More →

Ghost train chichibu railway

Ghost Train 2019. The earliest Halloween event in Saitama. Although, its not actually pitched as a Halloween event, more of a traditional Obon custom and culture. The ghost train will leave from Kumagaya Station at 4 pm and arrive in Chichibu at 7.10 pm.  The event doesn’t have a charge,Read More →

Kagohara Summer Festival

Kagohara Summer Festival, July 19th and 20th, Kumagaya City. The Kagohara festival is held on the 19th and 20th each year, even if they are weekdays. This festival in Kumagaya is much lesser known than the famous Kumagaya Uchiwa festival. Still it attracts about 22,500 spectators over the two day period. IfRead More →