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. However, this year, like most other places around the Kanto plain, the cherry blossoms are early blooming. The Somei Yoshino cherry blossoms were a whole twoRead More →

Cherry Blossom Boat Ride, Night light up and river of pink petals at Shingashi River at the back of Hikawa Shrine February 18th 2021 – it was announced today that the public will not be able to take the boat ride in 2021 on account of the Coronavirus. However, atRead More →

Takao Sakura Park Hanno spring festival Nagatoro cherry blossom festival

The 2021 Kitamoto sakura Matsuri has not yet been confirmed. It hasn’t been cancelled either. However, in 2020 it did not go ahead on account of the Coronavirus and the State of Emergency. Kitamoto Sakura Matsuri Takao Sakura Park If the festival does go ahead it will most likely beRead More →

tulips and cherry blossoms Fukaya Green Center

Fukaya Green Park Fukaya Green park is a small park beside the indoor pool and leisure center Aqua Paradise Patio. The park isn’t particularly big, but it has some beautiful cherry blossoms. Interestingly ANA describes it as a “vast park”, it makes me wonder did we accidentally miss a wholeRead More →

musenyama sakura festival

Musenyama, also known as the KDDI Forest, is a greenery trust in Ina Town. There are approximately 100 large sized (roughly 10 metres tall) cherry blossom trees, all about 80 years old. Unfortunately, like the majority of cherry blossom festivals all over Japan, the cherry blossom festival has been cancelledRead More →

cherry blossoms and rapeseed

Do you recognize the featured image? This used to be the “iconic” cherry blossom and rapeseed photo for Saitama Prefecture. You couldn’t look up 埼玉県 and 桜と菜の花 (Saitama Prefecture and cherry blossoms with rapeseed) without pulling up pages and pages of this image. It was used in blog posts, brochures,Read More →

Takao Sakura Park Hanno spring festival Nagatoro cherry blossom festival

The Nagatoro Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the most popular in the whole of Saitama. It is also one of the longest, stretching from the end of March to the end of April, even early May some years. There are a total of 3000 cherry blossom trees in differentRead More →

gongendo cherry blossoms

Satte Cherry Blossom Season 2021 The Satte Cherry Blossom Festival – has been cancelled for 2021 due to Covid-19 . However, at this moment in time the park is open to the public. Last year should have been the 90th Satte Sakura festival but due to Coronavirus it was cancelled thenRead More →

saitama sakura watch 2021

Saitama Sakura Watch 2021 Hi! Apologies in advance that is quite basic, but I want to make the information available asap. I am getting a LOT of direct messages with queries about Saitama Cherry Blossoms. Thank you so so much, it means a lot to me. However and very unfortunately,Read 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. However, in 2021 the festival is unlikely to go ahead. However, the blossoms are blooming! They startedRead More →