Five Million Red Spider Lilies Bloom In This Saitama Park In Autumn

Kinchakuda Manjushage Park in Hidaka City, Saitama Prefecture is one of the best places near Tokyo to see water lilies, also known as higanbane Where manjusage in Japanese. With around five million water lilies expected to bloom between September 17 and October 2sprawling Saitama Park will bring back its annual Fall Flower Festival.

Photo: Kinchakuda Manjushage Park

Besides the fields of beautiful scarlet spider lilies, you will also find 21 stalls at the festival selling a variety of local food and drink as well as souvenirs.

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Photo: Hidaka City

Since the festival is making a comeback after two years of absence (thanks to the Covid), the organizers are expecting a large influx. Parking is limited, so we recommend taking the train instead. It takes about 90 minutes from Ikebukuro Station to Koma Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line; from there it’s another 15 minute walk to the park.

Kinchakuda Manjushage Park is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is ¥500 per person (free for middle schoolers and young children).

To all photographers and Instagrammers planning to take photos and videos, note that you are not allowed to set up tripods in the park.

Keep an eye on the flowering status of the spider lilies via the event website and Facebook – so you know when is the best time to visit.

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