Seasonal words

Blooming flowers and regional festivals
SpringSummerAutumnWinter
Spring
Best time to see flowers blooming in Saitama Prefecture
Plums
• Chichibu Muse Park(Chichibu City)
Mid-March to early April

Rape blossoms(Satte City)
• Gongendo Park
Mid-March to mid-April

Moss Phlox
・Hitsujiyama Park(Chichibu City)
Mid-April to early May

• Kaba sakura(cherry blossoms)
• Ishido kaba sakura(Kitamoto City)
Early April

Primroses
• Tajimagahara(Saitama City)
Early April to early May

Wisterias
• Tamashiki Park(Kazo City)
Late April to early May
・Udo Tokaen(Kasukabe City)
Late April to early May
• Chosen-ji Temple(Honjo City)
Late April to mid-May

Azaleas
• Mt. Iwane(Nagatoro City)
Mid-April
• Mt. Monomi(Higashimatsuyama City)
Mid-April to early April
• Godaison Tsutsuji Park(Ogose Town)
Early May
• Oshamojiyama Park(Hatoyama Town)
Late April to early May

Rhododendrons
• Jumonji Pass(Chichibu City)
Early to mid-June
• Chichibu Muse Park(Chichibu City)
Late April to early May
Dogtooth violets
• Ashigakubo Yama-no-hanamichi(Yokoze Town)
Early April
• Dogtooth violet and oomurasaki grove(Ogawa Town)
Early March to mid-April

Cherry blossoms
• Throughout the prefecture
Late May to early April

Peach blossoms
・Nakagawa Yashio Flower Park(Yashio City)
Mid- to late March

Tree peonies
• Yakyu Inari Shrine(Higashimatsuyama City)
Mid-April to early May
• Higashimatsuyama Peony Garden(Higashimatsuyama City)
Mid-April to early May
• Ryugan-ji Temple(Honjo City)
Late May to early April

Poppies
• Poppy Happy Square(Konosu City)
Mid-May to early June
• Chichibu Highlands Ranch(Higashichichibu Village・Minano Town)
Late April to early June
• Cosmos Fureai Road(Kuki City)
Mid-May to early June

Roses
• Yono Park(Saitama City)
Mid-May to mid-June
・Ina Choseishiko Memorial Park(Ina Town)
Mid-May to June
Azaleas
Azaleas (Ogose Town)

Poppies
Poppies (Konosu City)

Ishido kaba sakura
Ishido kaba sakura (Kitamoto City)

Peach blossoms
Peach blossoms (Yashio City)
Cherry blossoms
Cherry blossoms (Minoyama Park Minano Town)

Moss Phlox
Moss Phlox (Hitsujiyama Park Minano Town)

Tree peonies
Tree peonies (Higashimatsuyama City)
Festivals and Events in Saitama Prefecture
Kurome River Flower Festival
(Asaka City)
Early April (Sat. and Sun.)

Cherry blossom on Shingashi River and Yanase River
(Shiki City)
Late May to early April

Nagatoro Fire Festival
(Nagatoro City)
First Sun. of March

Takakura Rape Blossom Festival
(Tsurugashima City)
Early April to late May

Yorii Hojo Festival
(Yorii Town)
Second Sun. of March
World-class jumbo carp streamers
(Kazo City)
May 3 (Holiday)

Nakagawa Yashio Peach Blossom Festival
(Yashio City)
Mid- to late March

Tsurugashima Cherry Blossom Festival
(Tsurugashima City)
Late May to mid-April

Wisteria Festival
(Hanyu City)
Late April to early May

Giant Kite Festival
(Kasukabe City)
May 3 and 5

World-class jumbo carp streamers
World-class jumbo carp streamers (Kazo City)

Giant Kite Festival
Giant Kite Festival (Kasukabe City)
Yorii Hojo Festival
Yorii Hojo Festival (Yorii Town)

Nagatoro Fire Festival
Nagatoro Fire Festival (Nagatoro City)
Summer
Best time to see flowers blooming in Saitama Prefecture
Irises
• Iris Garden in Shobu Castle Ruins(Kuki City)
Mid-June
• Ryokami national recreation area(Ogano Town)
Early to late June
• Tokigawa Iris Park(Tokigawa Town)
Early to mid-June

Lavenders
• Lavender bank(Kuki City)
Mid-June to early July
• Shirasagi Park(Kuki City)
Mid- to late June

Safflowers
• Around Benihana Furusato-kan(Okegawa City)
Late June to early July
Hydrangeas
• Hydrangea Mountain Park(Ogose Town)
Mid-June to mid-July
• Hydrangea Road(Kazo City)
Late June to mid-July
• Nogo-ji Temple(Kumagaya City)
Early to late June
• Gongendo Park(Satte City)
Early June to early July
• Hydrangea Alley(Honjo City)
Early to late July

Golden-rayed lilies
• Museum in Ranzan historic site(Ranzan Town)
Mid-July
Safflowers
Safflowers (Okegawa City)

Hydrangeas
Hydrangeas (Gongendo Satte City)
Lavenders
Lavenders (Kuki City)
Festivals and Events in Saitama Prefecture
Ukiya-no-sato (Iris Festival)
(Kazo City)
Mid-June

Ogawa-cho Star Festival
(Ogawa Town)
Fourth Sat. and Sun. of July

Satte Summer Festival
(Satte City)
Early July

Kuki Lantern Festival
(Kuki City)
July 12 and 18

Ogose Festival
(Ogose Town)
Fourth Sat. and Sun. of July

Kamifukuoka Star Festival
(Fujimino City)
Early August (Sat. and Sun.)

Kumagai Fireworks
(Kumagaya City)
Second Sat. of August

Lion Dance of Shimonaguri at Suwa Shrine
(Hanno City)
The Sat. and Sun. closest to August 25

Sakado Yosakoi
(Sakado City)
Third Sat. and Sun. of August
Okegawa Gion Festival
(Okegawa City)
July 15 and 16

Hanyu Summer Festival
(Hanyu City)
Early July

Kurihashi Summer Festival
(Kuki City)
Third Saturday and Sunday of July

Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri Festival
(Kumagaya City)
July 20 to 22

Suneori Amagoi
(Tsurugashima City)
Held on the first Sunday of August once every four years, when the Summer Olympics roll around.

Asaka City Festival Saikasai
(Asaka City)
Fri., Sat., and Sun. on the first week of August

Furutone-gawa River Ryuto Matsuri Festival
(Sugito Town)
Early in August (Sat. and Sun.)

Nagatoro Funadama Festival
(Nagatoro City)
August 15

Minamikoshigaya Awaodori Dance
(Koshigaya City)
Late August (Fri., Sat., and Sun.)
Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri Festival
Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri Festival (Kumagaya City)


Nagatoro Funadama Festival
Nagatoro Funadama Festival (Nagatoro City)

Minamikoshigaya Awaodori Dance
Minamikoshigaya Awaodori Dance (Koshigaya City)
Furutone-gawa River Ryuto Matsuri Festival
Furutone-gawa River Ryuto Matsuri Festival (Sugito Town)

Sakado Yosakoi
Sakado Yosakoi (Sakado City)

Suneori Amagoi
Suneori Amagoi (Tsurugashima City)
Autumn
Best time to see flowers blooming in Saitama Prefecture
Spider lilies
• Kinchakuda(Hidaka City)
Mid- to late September
• Gongendo Park(Satte City)
Late September to early October

Cosmoses
• Cosmos Fureai Road(Kuki City)
Mid-October to early November
• Arakawa Hanakaido (Road)(Konosu City)
Mid- to late October
Red leaves of autumn
• Chichibu City, Nagatoro Town, Hanno City, and others
Late October to late November

Cherry trees blossom out in winter
• Jomine Park(Kamikawa Town)
Late October to early December
Cosmoses
Cosmoses (Konosu City)

Spider lilies Kinchakud
Spider lilies Kinchakuda (Hidaka City)
Red leaves of autumn in Jomine Park
Red leaves of autumn in Jomine Park (Kamikawa Town)
Festivals and Events in Saitama Prefecture
Haji Festival
(Kuki City)
First Sunday of September

Soka Fusasara Festa
(Soka City)
November 3

Hanno Festival
(Hanno City)
Early November (Sat. and Sun.)

Nakasendo Bushu Warabi Shuku Shukuba (Post Town) Festival
(Warabi City)
November 3

Culture Festival at Suisokuken no Mori
(Niiza City)
Mid-November to early December
Ogano Folk Art Festival
(Ogano Town)
Third Sunday of November and the previous day

Shukuba (Post Town) Festival
(Soka City)
November 3

Yabusame (horseback archery) at Izumo Iwai Shrine
(Moroyama Town)
November 3

Ranzan Festival
(Ranzan Town)
First Sunday of November

Kitamoto Festival
(Kitamoto City)
First Saturday and Sunday of November
Culture Festival at Suisokuken no Mori
Culture Festival at Suisokuken no Mori (Niiza City)

Shukuba (Post Town) Festival
Shukuba (Post Town) Festival (Soka City)


Ranzan Festival Yabusame (horseback archery) (Ranzan Town)

Soka Fusasara Festa
Soka Fusasara Festa (Soka City)

Yabusame (horseback archery) at Izumo Iwai Shrine
Yabusame (horseback archery) at Izumo Iwai Shrine (Moroyama Town)
Winter
Best time to see flowers blooming in Saitama Prefecture
Winter sweets
• Winter sweets in Mt. Hodo(Nagatoro City)
January to February

Eastern skunk cabbages
• Arakawa River(Chichibu City)
Late February to mid-March
• Ashigakubo area(Yokoze Town)
Early February to late March
Winter aconites
• Ryojin Dojo(Ogano Town)
Late February to mid-March

Plums
・Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park(Namekawa Town)
Early February
・Ogose Plum Grove(Ogose Town)
Mid-February to mid-March
• Umehyakkaen at Mt. Hodo(Nagatoro City)
Mid-February to late March
Winter sweets in Mt. Hodo
Winter sweets in Mt. Hodo (Nagatoro City)
 
Festivals and Events in Saitama Prefecture
Chichibu Night Festival
(Chichibu City)
December 2 and 3

All Japan hot-pot contest
(Wako City)
Late January

Setsubun Festival at Kijin Shrine
(Ranzan Town)
February 3
Teppo Festival at Hachiman Shrine in Iida Town
(Ogano Town)
Second Sunday of December and the previous day

Konosu Bikkuri Hina Doll Festival
(Konosu City)
During the Doll Festival, mid-February to early March
Konosu Bikkuri Hina Doll Festival
Konosu Bikkuri Hina Doll Festival (Konosu City)


Setsubun Festival at Kijin Shrine
Setsubun Festival at Kijin Shrine (Ranzan Town)
Teppo Festival at Hachiman Shrine in Iida Town
Teppo Festival at Hachiman Shrine in Iida Town (Ogano Town)

Chichibu Night Festival
Chichibu Night Festival (Chichibu City)