Early - Late
May
Red rose. Ina Machi Rose Festival
Lynda Hogan

Ina Rose Festival

Saitama's famous rose town festival

Lynda Hogan   - 1 min read
Venue : Chosei Seko Memorial Park When : Early - Late May 2022

Ina town is known as "rose town". It is one of the most famous places for roses in Saitama Prefecture. There are approximately 5000 roses of 400 different varieties in the rose garden of Choseishiki Memorial Park. The three rose gardens are on the West side of the large park, which has a campsite on the grounds.

The festival will go ahead in 2021 despite the pandemic. They will have some additional events such as live performances. The festival period is from May 8th to May 30th 2021. Performances are scheduled for May 9th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th.

It costs ¥350 to enter the rose gardens. However, residents of Ina town can enter for free.

Getting there

The park is located a ten minute walk from Uchijuku Station on the New Shuttle Ina Line. The New Shuttle goes from Omiya Station.

By car: The nearest interchange is Okegawa-Kano on the Ken-o expressway. It is about a 12 minute drive to the park from the interchange.

Lynda Hogan

Lynda Hogan @lynda.hogan

Lynda has been in Japan for 20 years and blogging about Saitama on her personal blog insaitama.com for 14 of them.  Despite its central location, just North of Tokyo, Saitama is still quite unknown to the international tourist, but frequented by domestic travelers. It is a great place to experien...