Tentative information for the 2022 Otourou Festival in Iruma. The event was cancelled in 2021 on account of the Coronavirus. Otourou festival Otourou is one of those words that is hard to translate into English. The word is actually “tourou” and the “o” in front is honorific. The Otourou festival
Shibazakura Matsuri Chichibu in 2022. Tentative information for the moss phlox in Hitsujiyama Park in 2022. In 2021 the Shibazakura festival was one of only a few festivals that went ahead. However, it was very different to a ‘regular’ year with no food stalls or festival booths. At least it
Ranzan Autumn leaves festival, walk and gourmet at Ranzan Gorge, also referred to as Ranzan Valley. Here’s hoping that ‘third time’s a charm’. The event was cancelled in 2019 after substantial damage from Typhoon Hagibis. And it was cancelled in 2020 on account of the Coronavirus outbreak. The event is
There will be no Odako Fireworks Kasukabe in 2021. They were also cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus. The fireworks are quite small with just (approximately) 320 starmines and 50 smaller fireworks. They are launched annually as the finale to the traditional summer festival that starts around 3.30 pm.
Kisai Hydrangea Season in Kazo, Saitama Prefecture, in 2021. Until May 13th 2021 the annual hydrangea festival at The Way of the Wisteria and Hydrangea in Kazo was scheduled to go ahead. However, sometime between then and May 28th the prefecture posted a notification to say that the festival will
Kawajima Rose Season 2021 and Japan’s longest rose tunnel Japan’s longest Rose tunnel Heisei No Mori Park in Kawajima Town is home to the longest rose tunnel in Japan. It is 340 meters long, formed with close to 60 different varieties of 500 rambling roses resulting in thousands of blooms.
Peony Festival at Yakyu Inari Shrine – Yakyu Inari Shrine is located in Higashimatsuyama, Saitama, just 1 hour and 10 minutes from Ikebukuro on the Tobu Tojo line. It is one of many shrines to the God Inari. However, what makes it special is that its Chinese characters (“Yakyu” 箭弓) are pronounced