Hikawa shrine shingashi river cherry blossoms

Cherry Blossoms Shingashi River – Kawagoe is just 31 minutes from Ikebukuro, Tokyo, on the Tobu Tojo line (jump to access from Tokyo).  It is a popular tourist town. One of Kawagoe’s most spectacular spots to enjoy “sakura” is out the back of Hikawa shrine, where the cherry blossoms line the ShingashiRead More →

Isanuma Park Cherry blossom festival

Isanuma Park Cherry Blossoms – Isanuma park in Kawagoe is a popular spot to enjoy Hanami for locals. There are cherry blossoms along the river at the playground as well as cherry blossoms lining the street that separates the lake from the park. Isanuma Park Cherry Blossoms Isanuma Park cherry blossomsRead More →

There are a number of free magazines in Saitama. You can get magazines with information for jobs, health and living. The latter has several different publishers who provide information for living in Saitama. Most have a coupon or two, but MOTECO is one of the best with lots of great couponsRead More →