Primroses Saitama

Primroses Saitama – During mid April the city of Saitama host a number of Japanese primrose “Sakurasou” festivals. Sakurasou or Sakuraso is written in Japanese with the kanji for cherry blossoms and for grass i.e. cherry blossom grass. However, Japanese primrose is the name used in English for this flower.Read More →

Plum blossom at Omiya Hana no Oka

Park in Saitama City with flowers every month of the year Omiya Hana no Oka Omiya Hana no Oka is a park that is straddled across the cities of Saitama and Ageo. It is under the jurisdiction of Saitama City, but feels more like rural Ageo. It isn’t a particularlyRead More →

Saitama Wabi Sabi Festival – Wabi Sabi is usually a 2 day cultural festival held in Omiya park. However, in 2020, on account of the Coronavirus outbreak it will be a one day event held online. As such, it will be quite different to normal, with just online performances toRead More →

Keyaki Hiroba Illumination 2017

Keyaki Hiroba Illumination – Saitama Shintoshin’s Keyaki Hiroba’s annual winter illumination will start on November 7th 2020 and will run until Valentine’s Day 2020. Opening night ceremony The lighting ceremony will go ahead as normal on the first night of the illumination, this year November 7th. On this night onlyRead More →

taishou period festival yono urawa saitama city

The 2020 Taishou period festival in Urawa has been cancelled on account of the Coronavirus outbreak. 2019 information Taishou (or Taisho) period festival in Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, on Sunday October 13th from 10 am to 6 pm. The Taishou period was between 1912 and 1926. Yono in Urawa WardRead More →

Keyaki Beer Festival

The Keyaki Autumn Beer Festival has been cancelled in 2020 on account of the Coronavirus outbreak. The spring festival was initially postponed and then cancelled too. Hopefully, by 2021 we’ll be able to enjoy this keenly awaited bi-annual event.  2019 Information. For those that live in the area this festivalRead More →

Kita Urawa Awa Odori dancers from the official Saitama Tourism and International Relations Bureau

Kita Urawa Awa Odori – the 2020 event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Summer maybe officially over, but there are still a couple of lingering summer festivals on in Saitama this weekend. For one, the Kita Urawa Awa Odori competition as part of the Urawa festivals. TheRead More →

Yono summer festival

Yono is an area within Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture. Each area within Saitama City has their own summer festival. And often there own fireworks too. The Yono Summer Festival (Yono Natsu Matsuri) is normally on the second weekend of July. This year, 2020, the festival – along with dozens ofRead More →

Numakage Park

One of the earliest parks to open their outdoor pools for the summer season is Numakage Park in Urawa, Saitama. Numakage park also has an all year round indoor pool. For the first two weekends of July and the last week of August please note the pools are only openRead More →

Saitama Antique Fair Saitama Super Arena June 2020

The 34th annual Kottou Antique Fair at the Saitama Super Arena was scheduled for Tuesday June 9th and Wednesday June 10th 2020. The fair is usually on between 11 am and 5 pm each day. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak the event has been cancelled for 2020. Saitama AntiqueRead More →