Category: Hidaka

Easy Hike to Gojyou Waterfall | HIDAKA

Gojyou Waterfall The area of Hidaka is so rich in nature and a beautiful place to enjoy a scenic drive and even some hiking with children.  Many years ago, my husband and I used to visit the area often on our way to Chichibu to escape the summer heat. We often stopped at a shrine with a preserved house that I never realised, […]

Hidaka Sougou Park | HIDAKA

The Japanese sougou 総合 is used to indicate a multi-purpose park and that is exactly what Hidaka Sougou park is. The park is free in, with free parking.  Here is some of the attractions it has to offer. Playground This playground was installed in March 2013, replacing a wooden athletic playground.  Now it is a colourful combination equipment playground that […]

A fun day out in Saiboku; Hot springs and Ham! |HIDAKA

Hot spring near Tokyo: Written in November 2012, updated February 2015 and 2017. Saiboku hot spring near Tokyo is often described as a food theme park, but for me that conjures up images of an amusement park… with sausages! Which it is not. I am not sure how to describe it: it kind of feels like an outdoor mall or maybe […]