kasukabe odako fireworks

There will be no Odako Fireworks Kasukabe in 2020. Approximately 320 starmines and 50 smaller fireworks are launched annually at the Odako Fireworks. (As in Odako of the famous kite festival in the same city). The fireworks are the finale to the traditional summer festival that starts around 3.30 pm.Read More →

Inomata

Inomata Hundred Light festival, or Inomata 108 lights, is one of 312 Important Intangible Folk Properties of Japan. It is held annually on the 15th of August in the Inomata area of Misato in the Kodama District of Saitama. It is the bon ceremony of the town with an approximateRead More →

kisai hydrangea festival

The 16th annual Kisai Hydrangea Festival along The Way of the Wisteria and Hydrangea in Kazo was scheduled for the month of June 2020 with the main event on June 14th. However, the viewing period and the main event have been cancelled because of the Coronavirus outbreak.   Kisai HydrangeaRead 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 →

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 →

Shibazakura Matsuri

Shibazakura Matsuri Chichibu in 2020– Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, at this moment in time (March 14th 2020) the annual Shibazakura Matsuri (moss phlox festival) is scheduled to go ahead in April.  On March 27th the Chichibu Government announced they will not go ahead with the 2020 Shibazakura Matsuri in HitsujiyamaRead More →

Hanno Hina

Hanno Hina – Almost every city and town in Japan display hina dolls for the dolls festival leading up to girls day, March 3rd, annually. But some towns or cities celebrate the dolls festival in a bigger way. In Saitama the four cities best known for their dolls festival hinaRead More →

monkey onsen

Monkey Onsen at Chikozan Park Zoo in Sayama – The Chikozan Park Zoo usually opens their Monkey Hot spring each year on November 23rd, a Japanese national holiday. It normally runs until the end of March. It is in the usual monkey enclosure toward the back of the park besideRead More →

Ranzan Autumn leaves from Chokotabi

Ranzan Autumn leaves festival, walk and gourmet at Ranzan Gorge, also referred to as Ranzan Valley. The 2019 Ranzan Autumn leaves festival, walk and gourmet events have been set for the November public holiday weekend: Saturday November 23rd and Sunday November 24th. The 2019 event has been cancelled due toRead More →