Satte Hydrangea Festival

A great excuse to get out and about in the rainy season

Early - Late
Venue: Gongendo Park When: Early - Late Jun 2022
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Gongendo Park is famous for its cherry blossoms and rapeseed scenery which attracts thousands of visitors every spring. However, in recent years the park's hydrangea have been growing in fame and popularity. Approximately 16,000 hydrangea bloom in Gongendo Park every June. They are located close to the main car park of the park. During the period of the bloom the park hosts a Hydrangea Festival.

In 2020, there was no festival due to the Coronavirus outbreak. It remains to be seen if the 2021 festival can go ahead. However, even if it doesn't, the park is still open to the public.

Getting there

By public transport: A bus goes from Satte Station on the Tobu Nikko line. Take the Asahi bus bound for Goka Machi Yakuba and alight at “Gongendo” bus stop, which is on the south end of the park.

By car: The park is about a ten minute drive from the Satte Interchange of the Ken-o expressway. The main car park is open all year round. If the park is very busy they have an overflow car park. There is currently no charge for parking.

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Lynda Hogan

Lynda Hogan @lynda.hogan

Lynda has been in Japan for 20 years and blogging about Saitama on her personal blog for 14 of them.  Despite its central location, just North of Tokyo, Saitama is still quite unknown to the international tourist, but frequented by domestic travelers. It is a great place to experience some off-the-international-tourist-trail locations and meet with locals and national tourists. I hope to introduce a taste of what there is to do and see in my articles on Japan Travel and help you with your Saitama travel planning.  Be sure to stop by my website where you will find 600 things to do in Saitama and 400 active events! 

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Elizabeth S 8 months ago
This is a great cycling destination I you’re coming from Kasukabe, Noda, or Koshigaya Cities. If I can dodge the rain drops, I can easily bike it from home.
Lynda Hogan Author 8 months ago
Nice! I was suitably impressed by the park and it looks like they are doing some work on it too, so more to come perhaps?