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Updated:March 22, 2021

Saku Balloon Festival Postcard

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Saku Balloon Festival

Saku Balloon Festival

About the festival

  Saku Balloon Festival has become one of the largest Golden Week events in Saku. The second round of Hot Air Balloon Honda Grand Prix is held during the festival, where over 40 colorful hot air balloons float in the refreshing winds above Saku Highland with high probability of sunny weather.

  Many tourists visit the festival every year to enjoy mooring experiences and other fun events for both adults and children.

  In 2019, a new “North Star Balloon,” designed by Bronson, the author of manga Fist of the North Star, was presented to the public during the festival, and visitors got to experience its maiden flight.

  The photo was taken at the festival in 2015. The conrasts of the blue skies and colorful hot air balloons fascinate the audience.

  For more details about and access to the festival, please see Go Nagano( The external site opens in a separate window ).

Festivals and events in the Saku Region


Dragon Festival【Last Saturday of every July, Miyota Town】( The external site opens in a separate window )

※The linked web pages will be automatically translated into English by Google Translate.


Kusagoe Icy Water Festival【Around January 20 every year, Miyota Town】( The external site opens in a separate window )

※The linked web pages will be automatically translated into English by Google Translate.

  For other events in Nagano Prefecture, please see Go Nagano( The external site opens in a separate window ).

A Gift for You, from Saku and Karuizawa

 Saku Regional Development Bureau created postcards for tourists in Karuizawa so that they will discover more about the Saku Region. There are 10 postcards, and they will be available free of charge at facilities in Karuizawa Town.

  For information, please visit the “A Gift for You, from Saku and Karuizawa” page.

※Click an image to view details of the photo.

Shiraito Falls

Mt. Asama

 Nakasendo Way (Motai Post Town)

 Koumi Line (Nobeyama ~ Shinano Kawakami)

Komoro Castle Ruins Kaikoen Park 

Saku Balloon Festival

Lake Shirakoma

The sky full of stars in Nobeyama

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