KOGA is a Dutch bicycle manufacturer based in Heerenveen, Netherlands. The company is well known for its long time partnership with Japanese frame manufacturer Miyata, producing bicycles and sponsoring racing teams under the brand name Koga Miyata.
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4 based on 36 reviews
Its amazing, when you see the entrance you will say that its to early because the cherry blossom not yet bloom, but behind the cherry tree you will noticed one of the variety of reddish pon flower into full bloom, i was amazed in this park, i will back again
4.5 based on 11 reviews
The Kanto region's leading fireworks festival, Koga Fireworks features over 20,000 fireworks launched from Koga Golf Links on the banks of the Watarase River. The starmines set off in time to music, wide starmines, and huge 3-shakudama fireworks are particular must-sees. The festival also offers a paid Seating area where attendees can lie down on tarps or lounge chairs to watch the show in comfort. The fireworks are launched from the nearby Watarase Flood Plain, an area of rich natural beauty registered under the Ramsar Convention and the perfect place for a picnic before the show.
The Koga Fireworks Show claims to be, and truly is the biggest show in the Kanto region. Though it is in Ibaraki, it's very close to Saitama and is only about an hour out of Tokyo, so is very easy to get to and return from (assuming Tokyo).
Going by the number of fireworks launched, this show, which had 25,790 fireworks this year, is about twice as large as even the biggest Tokyo shows. It lasts for 90 minutes (most big shows are 60 mins), but the time just flies and the variety in the types of fireworks used is almost as impressive as the sheer amount of them.
One of the other special things about this show is how close all of those fireworks are to the main viewing area. This means that basically wherever you are, the fireworks are extremely intense, you will really feel each and every explosion reverberate. At points it feels like the fireworks are more 'above' you than 'in front' (which is how most Tokyo shows feel). It really is on a different level to even the best shows in the Tokyo and Yokohama areas.
The only reason it doesn't get a full 5 out of 5 is because of the nature of the main viewing area. The viewing area is very long, but it's also quite narrow, and (as mentioned) very close to the fireworks' launching spots. This means there are relatively few places you can go to get a clear, central view without needing to 'save your spot' literally 5 days in advance (not exaggerating, literally 5 days in advance for the best free spaces). For locals, that's no real problem but for people making a special trip to Koga (like me and my group), it feels like there's no way to get a 'great' spot without paying for the expensive premium area. The way the locals save space for themselves is also irritating because many of them take way more space than they actually use and some don't even show up, leaving unused space in the middle of the best spots.
And unfortunately, it's basically impossible to watch the show from 'behind' despite it taking place on a golf course. The issues above wouldn't be issues so much if it were possible to watch the show from the other side of the course.
To sum up, it's truly a fantastic show but some organisational aspects meant I couldn't quite enjoy it to its fullest. In any case, I would strongly recommend it to anyone nearby or in the Tokyo area.
4 based on 16 reviews
Cheap and enjoyable place.pony ride.tunnel walk .yummy food at restuare ts.athletic play ground. A lot more
4.5 based on 13 reviews
There are more than 1,500 flowering peach trees of 5 different varieties growing in the peach grove at Koga Sogo Park, and they bloom with bright pink flowers from the middle or March to early April. The Koga Peach Matsuri is held to coincide with this period, and there are open-air tea ceremonies, local specialty products on sale, and rows of shop stalls run by local businesses. A variety of daily events are held on a specially built stage, including Exhibitions of traditional performing arts and song Performances.
Sakura may be the most popular bloom in Japan during spring, but there are other flowers that are equally beautiful too. One of them is the momo hana or peach blooms. And the perfect place to visit in order to enjoy the pink blooms will be the Koga Park.
To my surprise, the park is not that crowded even the blooms are already 80-90% open. I wonder why Japan is so obsessed with Sakura but not with the peach blooms. Both are equally beautiful.
Koga Park is like a paradise on earth. It is worth a visit during spring. Forget sakura and you will enjoy the momo hana.
4 based on 9 reviews
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This event is said to have started when people carrying lanterns out to greet the priests of Nogi Shrine-formerly part of the Koga domain-on their return from a "Tour of the 7 Villages" that fell under the shrine's authority began rubbing their bodies together to stave off the cold. Even today this is called "Okaeri" (welcome back) and is well known by many people. An enclosure called "yarai" is constructed by assembling logs in a specially-designated event area in front of Koga Station. Inside this area, teams of roughly 20 young people support nearly 20-meter long bamboo poles with lanterns attached at the top, and attempt to extinguish their opponents' lanterns while aggressively slamming together. Embers scatter from colliding lanterns in an energetic and high-intensity display.
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The Koga Yokambe Matsuri is a large-scale annual industry festival held at Koga Park, with a different theme every year. This popular festival features over 100 vendor stalls run by companies and stores, offering fine food and shopping to visitors. The festival easily accommodates children, providing playground equipment and a hero show. The stage Performances are a highlight of the festival, and include dancing, taiko drums, and wind ensembles. There will be special parking available during the festival, as well as a shuttle bus.
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