Omiya Park Cherry Blossoms

Omiya Park Cherry Blossoms – Omiya Park is a popular spot for locals, tourists and expats alike to enjoy hanami, cherry blossom viewing. Its proximity to Tokyo on top of the stunning scenery and lively atmosphere is one of the big draws of this annual festival which attracts thousands annually.Read More →

Minoyama CHerry blossoms

The cherry blossom season of Minoyama in Minano Chichibu usually opens around the 8th of April with best viewing at the end of April. The official period for the 2020 cherry blossom viewing in the Minoyama park has not yet been set. And please note that due to Covid19 thereRead More →

Shimozato Elementary school from Non Non Biyori anime and famed for cherry blossoms

Shimozato Sakura Matsuri 2020 – CANCELLED – Cherry blossom festival at the former Shimozato school also known as Ashigakubo School from the anime Nonnon biyori. During the 2019 cherry blossom festival our favorite cherry blossom viewing was at this quaint old school in Ogawa town.  There is a lovely organicRead More →

A chinook taking off at the 2019 JASDF Kumagaya Air Base Cherry blossom festival

Kumagaya Air Base Cherry Blossom Festival has been cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19.  The date had been set for April 5th 2020. The cherry blossom festival on JASDF Kumagaya Air Base may be of particular interest to any aviation enthusiasts. This is a rare chance to go on theRead More →

Cherry Blossom Boat Ride, Night light up and river of pink petals at Shingashi River at the back of Hikawa Shrine The tentative date for the Cherry Blossom Boat Ride down the Shingashi River at the back of Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine has been set for Saturday April 4th 2020. NewsRead More →

Takao Sakura Park Hanno spring festival Nagatoro cherry blossom festival

The 2020 Kitamoto Cherry Blossom Festival at Takao Sakura Park has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.  The Cherry Blossom Festival at Takao Sakura Park in Kitamoto is popular among locals during the cherry blossom season. There are about 200 cherry blossom trees of 30 different varieties.  Please note thereRead More →

Motoara River Cherry Blossom Festival

The Motoara River Cherry Blossom festival in Fukiage is another of Saitama’s well known locations for hanami (cherry blossom festival), especially with locals. It may not be in the top 100 spots to view cherry blossoms, but it is in the best 500 list! It is also ranked high within theRead More →

Kitamoto Sakura Matsuri

Kitamoto Sakura Matsuri 2020 at the Kitamoto Children’s Park. The Kitamoto Cherry Blossom Festival is usually held at three different locations; the Kitamoto Takao sakura park is the main festival area and there is also a festival at both the Kabazakura (a famous cherry blossom as it is the onlyRead More →

Famous saitama sakura

Famous Saitama sakura – the cherry blossom tree in Ishito Kitamoto is one of Japan’s five designated “great” sakura. It is approximately 800 years old.  Although there are not many cherry blossoms directly around the famous tree, people come from all over Japan to visit the revered tree. Because apartRead More →

Saitama Cherry Blossoms Honjo cherry blossoms

Honjo Cherry Blossoms – The Wakaizumi area of Honjo has three parks, Wakaizumi Dai Ichi, Dai Ni and sports park, which together run a cherry blossom festival one day of the sakura season. This year, 2020, the tentative date has been set for Saturday April 4th. From Miru Navi website,Read More →