Koshigaya Plum Blossom Festival

Koshigaya Plum Blossom – The 27th Annual Koshigaya Plum Forest Park Plum Blossom Festival is tentatively planned for Saturday March 6th and Sunday the 7th. However, due to the Coronavirus there is a chance the festival may not be able to go ahead. The festival was cancelled in 2020 dueRead More →

Shinrin Park and Omiya Plum blossoms

Omiya Plum Blossoms – The park has not yet made a decision on the 37th annual plum blossom festival. On account of the State of Emergency and the pandemic. Currently the tea house in the park is closed due to the State of Emergency. They have said they might extendRead More →

Plum blossom festival nagatoro

The Nagatoro Plum Blossoms / festival or season should start from around mid February, when the ume (plum blossom) typically begin to bloom in that part of Saitama. On the lower grounds they bloom from the end of January. Even on Mt Hodo in Nagatoro there are always a fewRead More →

Chichibu Muse Park Plum Blossom Festival

Chichibu Plum Blossom Season The plum blossoms in Chichibu tend to bloom a little later than the rest of Saitama. Generally from mid February to mid March. Prime viewing is normally the end of February to early March. The last time we visited the area on March 31st 2019 thereRead More →

Plum blossoms Saitama Prefecture

Seasonal information for the Plum Blossoms Shinrin Park On Tuesday the 19th of January 2021 various TV stations announced that the plum blossoms had opened in the Kanto Plain. In addition, Shinrin Park also posted on their website that the plum blossom season has begun. There are currently a typeRead More →

Umerin and Mini SL at Ogose Bairin best flowers 2019 plum blossoms ume

Ogose Bairin is one of three big plum blossom forests in the Kanto area. Bairin 梅林 is the Japanese for a plum grove, or quite literally a plum forest. The whole of Ogose is a virtual plum blossom forest, you can see stretches of beautifully gnarled tree trunks donned inRead More →

Ageo Cherry Blossom Festival

Ageo Maruyama park is frequently listed in Saitama’s top 3 list of family parks. It is personally one of my favourites.  I love that although the park isn’t massive, there is so much to do and see that you can spend a full day there. I particularly like that they have swings that toddlersRead More →