Chichibu Muse Park Plum Blossom Festival

Chichibu Muse Park Plum Blossom Festival was scheduled for Sunday March 8th, but the park announced its cancellation for 2020 at the end of February. In a bid to try and curb the Covid 19 Coronavirus outbreak, the Saitama Prefecture requested that every event – indoor or out – thatRead More →

Koshigaya Plum Blossom Festival

Koshigaya Plum Blossom – The 26th Annual Koshigaya Plum Forest Park Plum Blossom Festival will take place on Saturday March 6th and Sunday the 7th from 10 am to 3 pm each day. The event was CANCELLED for 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Official cancellation notice web page.  Truthfully,Read More →

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 →

Plum blossom festival nagatoro

Information for the 2020 Plum blossom festival Nagatoro Where can I see plum blossoms in Saitama? Ogose Bairin, Shinrin Park, Omiya Dai ni Park and Mt Hodo are some of the more famous plum blossom groves in Saitama. Mt Hodo plum blossom grove is the location of the Nagatoro PlumRead 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 →

Mini Post – Plum Blossoms Shinrin Park The plum blossoms are currently blooming at Shinrin Park in Namegawa. They are not quite 100% yet, but they still look very picturesque.  It is speculated they will be in full bloom over the coming week. There is currently (March 4th 2018) someRead More →

February was particularly dismal this year and rain is forecast for most of this first week of March, but by the end of this month these barren trees will be dressed in their finest spring wear. We will have one of many “hanami” under these spreading Cherry Blossom trees.  UntilRead More →

Ageo Cherry Blossom Festival

Maruyama park is frequently listed in Saitama’s top 3 list of 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 toddlers can sitRead More →