Shinrin Park and Omiya Plum blossoms

Omiya Plum Blossoms – The 36th annual plum blossom festival will be held in Omiya Dai Ni Park from Saturday the 22rd of February to bank holiday Monday the 16th of March from 10 am to 5 pm. There are approximately 500 trees of 40 different varieties. Updates February 21st:Read More →

New Year Races 2020

New Year Races – It is very common in my homeland of Ireland, for people to attend horse races during the winter holidays. Around where I lived it is the Leopardstown Races on St Stephen’s Day. Here in Japan, Christmas is not a main event, but New Years is like ourRead More →

Saitama Wabi Sabi Festival – Wabi Sabi is a 2 day cultural festival held in Omiya park. The 2019 dates are October 13th and 14th. The event is on from 10 am to 7.30 pm on the Sunday and from 10 am to 4 pm on bank holiday Monday. TheRead More →

Saitama Beer Festival

Saitama Beer Festa 2019 (previously called Saitama Oktoberfest) from Friday September 27th to Sunday October 6th at Kanezuka Park, Omiya Station West Exit. There are over 30 varieties of beer and over 50 types of food (mainly German) including wurst and pretzels, available at the festival. There are also softRead More →

Omiya East Festival

Never fear if you missed the Omiya West exit Omiya festival, the Omiya East side also throw an annual festival as part of the Omiya Summer Festivals. It is the 23rd occurrence of the annual festival! It will be held in the afternoons and evenings of the first Friday andRead More →

railway town omiya

Railway Town Omiya – Railway Town Omiya hosts 2019 Railway Fair. The festival is held in the JR East Omiya Yard. Omiya is considered a railway town. Not only because of the number of train lines and marshaling and railway yards in the city, but also because of the incredibleRead More →

bonsai festival

The 2019 Grand Bonsai Festival will be held from May 3rd to May 5th. This annual event in the Omiya Bonsai Village offers the opportunity to view special exhibitions. The work of world famous bonsai masters will be on display through the period. The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum and theRead More →

Wired Cafe Omiya

Wired Cafe is one of the better known brands of coffee shop giant Cafe Company. There are branches of Wired Cafe all over Japan with a large concentration in Tokyo and the greater Tokyo region, including in our lovely Saitama. We actually only have a couple of Wired Cafe inRead More →

Lego hina

Lego Hina – The Lego Brand Store in Cocoon city currently has a small free event where you can build your own lego hina display in store. You can’t bring your creation or the lego home. The event is in celebration of the dolls festival and girls day which fallsRead More →

samurai armour

Advanced booking required for this extremely popular event. Event: Experience dressing in traditional samurai armor Yoroi For: Children of school age (elementary through High school) Place: Saitama Prefectural Museum of history and folklore, Omiya, Saitama City . More details in the linked post or you can find a map, addressRead More →