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 yen to enter, and for bonus points there’s also a chestnut festival on the 25th. 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.

manjushage-matsuri
Photo by Chris Kirkland

manjushage
Photo by Chris Kirkland

http://www.hidakashikankou.gr.jp/manjushage/

Dates:
Venue: Kinchakuda
Web: http://www.hidakashikankou... (Link in Japanese)
Entry:
Adults:
On the door: ¥300
Students:
On the door: ¥300
Closest station(s): Koma
Area:
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