As the Spider Lilies flower, the crowds once again gather.
If red is your favorite color, then mark this event on your calendar. As you’ll probably know from cherry blossoms in the spring and momiji (maple leaves) in the fall, the Japanese go 110% on seasonal plant life celebrations.
The Red Spider Lily or Manjushage (曼珠沙華), already a pretty little plant on its own, makes for an Instagram-winning blanket of color in the Kinchakuda fields in Hidaka, Saitama.
It’s ¥500 to enter. Keep in mind that these dates can only be a guide, as the weather can affect the length of flowering — so aim for central dates if possible.
How to get there
If you don’t feel like hiking to the fields from Hanno Station, then either catch the train to Koma Station on the Seibu-Chichibu Line and walk 10 minutes or catch the bus from Hanno Station. The whole journey takes about an hour from Ikebukuro.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.