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Manjushage Festival, Koma

For fifty weeks of the year, the town of Koma (just 50 km from Ikebukuro, Tokyo) could be just about anywhere in rural Japan, but the blooming spider lilies change everything.

Manjushage Festival

This carpet of over 5,000,000 bright red spider lilies beside the Koma River made it to the list of the top 30 reasons to visit Japan or really, the top 30 most beautiful places in Japan. So remarkable, in fact, that the Emperor and Empress of Japan came last year to see it for themselves.

Sakado Yosakoi Festival

Sakado Yosakoi is a huge traditional dance festival held in Sakado City, Saitama every summer. Over 250,000 visitors watch more than 5,000 dancers put on a great show.

Tsuruse Yosakoi Festival

Tsuruse Yosakoi Matsuri is a fantastic traditional dance festival with a small-town vibe. It is held annually on the 3rd Sunday of October, in Fujimi City, Saitama.

Koma Shrine Thanksgiving Day

Koma Shrine celebrates its more than 1300 year history in a two-day event, beginning at 16:00 of May 19 (Saturday). On May 20 (Sunday), festivities begin at 10:00 and run until 15:00.

The 7th Hanno Handicraft Fair

At the Hanno Handicraft Fair, professional craft artists from Hanno City and neighboring areas along the Seibu Line (specifically Toshima Ward and Chichibu City), who work with ceramics, wood, dye, glass, and metal get together to showcase their gorgeous handmade work. This year, there are at least 100 vendors signed up to sell handicrafts and food and is the highest number of vendors since the fair was conceptualized.

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