Splash Festival Tsurugashima

Tentative information for the 2021 Tsurugashima Splash Festival. The 2020 festival did not go ahead on account of the Coronavirus outbreak. The 2021 date has not yet been decided (September 2020). I will update closer to the time. Don’t worry if you missed the excellent Water Fight festival in OmiyaRead More →

Hasuda sunflower field

There will be no Hasuda Sunflower festival in 2020 due to the Coronavirus. The Hasuda Sunflower Field Project posted a very lovely message to say that while they truly regret and are sad there can be no sunflower festival in 2020, they are putting their energy into looking forward andRead More →

Moroyama Spring Yabusame

Yabusame is the military art of discharging an arrow at a target while riding on a running horse. Each year in both Autumn and Spring Moroyama town celebrates this ancient military art form. The festival in Moroyama has been celebrated for the last 950 years. Moroyama is the only place in Saitama whereRead More →

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 →

Konosu dolls' festival

Konosu Dolls’ Festival . Japan’s largest pyramid dolls display at “the surprising dolls festival” will not be on show in 2021. It will go ahead on the dates it was initially scheduled for: February 19th to March 6th in Elumi Mall in Konosu. When the State of Emergency was extended,Read More →

Metsä Miyazawa lake Hemulin's playground Moomin Valley Park Metsa Hanno Saitama insaitama.com

Hanno Green Carnival at Metsa – a music and culture festival with live performances, workshops, food and activities. In previous years this festival was held at Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest formerly known as Moomin Valley. This is the first year its in the Finnish / Nordic living inspired Metsa.Read More →

Tsuchiuchi cacmping grounds and otaki ice festival chichibu

Tsuchiuchi Camping Grounds is deep in a valley in the former Otaki village in Chichibu. Pitched on the staggered sides of the ravine, the camp and cabin grounds are hugged by beautiful forest on all sides. Natural moss grows thick on craggy rock with fresh water rolling over forming beautifulRead More →

Tobu Super Pool

Tobu Super Pool is one of the many offerings of what is officially called the Tobu Hybrid Park, but most commonly referred to as Tobu Zoo park. The pools are officially located in Shiraoka City, but as the vast majority of the Tobu Zoo park is in Miyashiro City theyRead More →

The Urawa Yosakoi Festival takes place annually in July.  However, in 2020 the festival has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. In May, the Saitama Tourism and International Bureau (STIB) announced the cancellation of dozens of summer festivals in Saitama City this year because of the pandemic. Image takenRead More →

Kawajima rose festival rose tunnel wading river

Kawajima Rose Festival – Heisei No Mori Park in Kawajima Town is home to the longest rose tunnel in Japan. It isn’t a huge park, but it is very nice for children. There is a really fun playground and in the summer there is a nice wading river. The roseRead More →