Shibazakura Moss Pink 羊山公園芝桜の丘


095-IMG_2125.jpg

Hitsujiyama Koen Park is most famous for Shibazakura or moss pink during mid-April to early May. Over a million people visit the park during this period to see eight varieties of moss pink. A spectacular carpet of flowers spread over 16,000 sq. meters. Easily walkable from Yokoze Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line. Harder to walk from Seibu Chichibu Station.

100 files, last one added on Apr 28, 2007
Album viewed 1440 times

Chichibu Yomatsuri Night Festival 秩父夜祭


045-IMG_2392.jpg

Held on Dec. 2-3 by Chichibu Shrine, this is one of Japan's Big Three Hikiyama Float Festivals. Ornate floats are pulled along the city's main streets until they reach a large plaza at night where they are lit with lanterns. Fireworks then serve as the climax. Also see the video at YouTube.

46 files, last one added on Sep 14, 2006
Album viewed 209 times

Other Sights


026-IMG_2339.jpg

Other sights in Chichibu, Saitama Pref.

13 files, last one added on Apr 28, 2007
Album viewed 174 times

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)