• Spring paves the way to the blossoming of Japan's beloved cherry blossoms.

    Take a walk at some of Saitama's best flower gazing spots and snap memorable pictures as petals of pink and white form the frame. Enjoy a picnic surrounded by flowers and let the relaxing scenery calm your soul. Strawberries are also in season, so fruit lovers will enjoy strawberry picking events in Chichibu.

    Cherry Blossoms
  • Hitsujiyama Park

Best Spots in Spring

  • Shakujii Park

    Shakujii Park

    Once the ground where Shakujii Castle stood, Shakujii Park is both a historical site and a green paradise. With around 50 hectares of green grass and rich foliage, the park is ideal for a leisurely stroll. Visitors in spring will enjoy the fleeting beauty of cherry blossoms. The park also boasts two ponds where guests can go on a relaxing boat ride.


    7-minute walk from the south exit of Shakujii-kōen Station, Seibu Ikebukuro Line

    Business Hours: Open all year round

    Entrance Fee: Free

  • Kitayama Park

    Kitayama Park

    A spacious park with fresh air, lush greenery and wooden boardwalks. Kitayama Park is especially popular in June during the Higashimurayama Iris Festival. Guests can feast their eyes on 8,000 irises blooming in hues of purple, white and blue. Entrance is free and the park is open all year round.


    13-minute walk from Higashimurayama Station, Seibu Shinjuku Line

    Business Hours: Open all year round

    Entrance Fee: Free

  • Showa Kinen Park

    Showa Kinen Park

    A vast park that will take a whole day to fully explore. Showa Kinen Park is a popular sightseeing spot for flowers of every season including cherry blossoms, tulips and poppies. In fall, the park also comes alive with hues of red and orange as autumn foliage marks the season. Massive in size, the park includes cycling trails, a dog run, a bird sanctuary, and a barbecue garden among other attractions.


    17-minute walk from Musashi-Sunagawa Station

    Business Hours: Mar 1 to Oct 31 09:30-17:00, Nov 1 to Feb 28 09:30-16:30
    *Sat, Sun and national holidays (Apr 1 to Sep 30) 09:30-18:00

    Entrance Fee: Adults: JPY 410, Seniors: JPY 210, Elem and Junior High Students: JPY 80, Preschool age and below: Free

  • Hitsujiyama Park

    Hitsujiyama Park

    A spacious park most known for the shibazakura (moss phlox) that covers the grounds in hues of pink and purple from mid-April to May. The park also boasts gorgeous cherry blossoms and makes a pleasant picnic spot. Visitors can also see and interact with cute sheep, buy fresh, local goods from a small market, enjoy a playground for both adults and kids, and visit an art museum.


    15-minute walk from Seibu-Chichibu Station, Seibu Chichibu Line

    Business Hours: 08:00-17:00 during the Shibazakura Festival (no fixed date), Open all-year-round on other dates

    Entrance Fee: JPY 300 on Shibazakura Festival dates, free on regular days

  • Strawberry Picking

    Strawberry Picking

    Chichibu's strawberries can be enjoyed from January to June. During this period, several fruit farms in the area offer all-you-can eat options, so make sure to mark your calendars and get your fill.

  • Kitazakura Street Cherry Blossom Tunnel

    Kitazakura Street Cherry Blossom Tunnel

    With 3,000 cherry trees planted along the sidewalks, Kitazakura and Minamizakura streets of Nagatoro transform into a cherry blossom tunnel in spring. Bask in a dreamy atmosphere and let yourself be mesmerized by sakura petals gracefully making their way to the ground. Perfect for leisurely strolls and photo walks.


    1-minute walk fron Nagatoro Station

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