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 →

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 →

Saitama tulips

Saitama Tulips – Japan Travel ideas for April During this Coronavirus lock down period virtual travel is not the only booming trend, Japan travel planning is also on the increase. As people look forward to a life after Covid, they are thinking about all the places they want to travel.Read More →

Sweet Potato Expo

Sweet Potato Expo 2020 in Saitama Shintoshin. The Sweet Potato Expo will take place over four days in Saitama Shintoshin from Friday 21st of February to Monday 24th of February. Saitama is known for its sweet potatoes, particularly the Kawagoe area. Saitama Prefecture was the first place to grow sweetRead More →

taishou period festival yono urawa saitama city

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 Ward have been hosting this event for the last 28 years. Participants of this time slip festival dress upRead 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 →

nikufes saitama shintoshin

Nikufes “Meat saves the earth”! Another week, another meat festival! This week it is in Saitama Shintoshin. And it is part of the larger brand “Nikufes®” which organizes meat festivals around the Greater Tokyo area. Saitama Shintoshin Nikufes The Saitama Shintoshin niku fes or meat festival is starting tomorrow, WednesdayRead More →