Red Spider Lily Festival

Photo by Chris Kirkland

If Red is your favourite color, then mark this event on your calendar. As you’ll probably know from cherry blossom in the Spring and Momiji in the Fall, the Japanese go to 110% on seasonal plant life celebration. The Red Spider Lily or Manjushage (曼珠沙華), already a pretty little plant on its own, makes for instagram winning blanket of color in the Kinchakuda fields in Hidaka, Saitama.

It’s ¥300 to enter, and for bonus points there’s also a chestnut festival on the 23rd. Keep an eye out for one of the leaflets at stations on the Seibu Line, as they should include some coupons for local cafes like alishan cafe. 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.

Photo by Chris Kirkland
Photo by Chris Kirkland

Venue: Kinchakuda
At the door: ¥300
At the door: ¥300
Typical weather at this time
High: 29 ℃Low: 18 ℃
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Access: 2.7 km from Musashi-Yokote Station Seibu Ikebukuro Line (S129)
2.9 km from Koma Station Seibu Ikebukuro Line (S128)
3.4 km from Hannō Station Seibu Ikebukuro Line (S126)
Web: http://www.hidakashikankou...
Link in Japanese
Area: Hanno
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