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 →

Konosu dolls' festival

Konosu Dolls’ Festival . Tentative information for Japan’s largest pyramid dolls display at “the surprising dolls festival” in 2021. The Surprising Dolls’ festival with pyramid of traditional dolls, featuring Emperor, Empress and all the figures of the Imperial Court, as well as the ancient paraphernalia, is in Konosu, Saitama.  ItRead 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 →

Azalea Monomiyama Azalea festival

The 8th annual Azalea Festival in Monomiyama in Higashimatsuyama will not go ahead in 2020 due to the coronavirus. Official notification on the Higashimatsuyama city website.  The festival usually includes live dance and music performances in the center of thousands of beautiful azalea. There are 40,000 azalea in the park.Read More →

Tokigawa Peach Blossom Festival

The 20th annual Peach Blossom Festival Tokigawa has been cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19.  2019 information: April 7th 2019 from 10 am to 2.30 pm at Hachimangu Shrine in the Peach Blossom village. Every year, we are absolutely spoiled for choice this first weekend of April for spring andRead More →