secret sakura spot Sakado

Jigenji Temple and Sakado’s secret sakura spots Jigenji’s weeping cherry is a natural monument of Sakado City. It is also an image on a 2021 postal stamp! Honestly, while the weeping cherry is famous and attracts hundreds of visitors annually, it wouldn’t make any of my personal “top 10” orRead More →

Okanzakura Nissai

Okanzakura Sakado – The Nissai Sakura Festival in Sakado is a relatively new festival in Saitama, although the cherry blossoms have been around for quite some time. The event was cancelled in 2020 on account of the Coronavirus. And unfortunately, news came in at the end of December 2020, thatRead More →

Sakado Yosakoi 2020 – For the second year in a row, the Sakado Yosakoi festival has been cancelled. Last year it was due to a typhoon, this year (2020) it is due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The decision was made quite early to cancel the event with confirmation coming throughRead More →

Sakado Yasaka Shrine Summer Festival

Sakado Yasaka Shrine Summer Festival is held annually in July. In 2020 the dates are Saturday July 18th and Sunday July 19th. However, due to the Coronavirus outbreak the event has been cancelled. The festival normally takes place from 2 pm to 8.30 pm each day. Around 45,000 people comeRead More →

Sumiyoshi Sakura No sato 2020

Sumiyoshi Sakura No Sato is a riverside embankment walk in Sakado City, Saitama, about an hour from Tokyo. Along the embankment there are early blooming cherry blossoms called Kawazuzakura. Sumiyoshi Sakura No Sato The 150 Kawazuzakura, a type of early blooming cherry blossom, at Sumiyoshi Sakura No Sato were plantedRead More →

Sakado Summer Yosakoi

Sakado Summer Yosakoi, a traditional dance festival, is scheduled for Saturday August 17th and Sunday August 18th 2019. The festival is held around the Tobu Tojo line Sakado station area. There is usually a couple of children’s performance during the two day period, but last year they were cancelled dueRead More →

early blooming sakura cherry blossoms at Kita Asaba cherry blossom embankment in Nissai Sakado

Early blooming Kanzakura Cherry Blossoms, just North of Tokyo, at the Kitaasaba Sakura Zutsumi cherry blossom promenade in Sakado City Kitaasaba Sakura Zutsumi Less than 50 kilometers north west of Tokyo you can walk under this 1.2 kilometer avenue or ‘tunnel’ of beautiful kanzakura in Sakado city. As early asRead More →