Gingko tree at Kinsenji Ranzan Things to do in Saitama in June Hydrangea Temple (4) Rainy Season

Hydrangea Temple Kinsenji, Ranzan, which also has a huge gingko tree that turns golden yellow in Autumn. Kinsenji: the Hydrangea Temple The hydrangea of Kinsenji Temple have created quite a name for themselves. Thanks to online videos, photos and posts, the otherwise unknown temple in bucolic Ranzan, has come intoRead More →

Showa Retro Tamagawa Onsen Summer 2021

Tamagawa Hot Spring, Tokigawa, or the mouthful that is their full name 昭和 レトロ な 温泉銭湯玉川温泉 ~ Showa Retro Naonsen Sento Tamagawa Hot Spring. A hot spring by the award winning hot spring management company Onsen Dojo. Hereafter Tamagawa Hot Springs for short. Occasionally with the Retro in front, justRead More →

Visiting Ranzan Lavender Festival at Sennen No Sono Saitama flowers June Saitama rainy season japan

Visiting Japan’s largest lavender field at Sennen no Sono, close to Tokyo. Where the Ranzan Lavender festival is held annually in a beautiful rural town of Saitama Prefecture, Japan. (Please note that in 2021 there is no Lavender Festival and the fields are off limits). Sennen no Sono Lavender FieldRead More →

J.S Pancake Lalaport Fujimi

J.S Pancake is a small restaurant / cafe in Lalaport Fujimi shopping mall. J. S stands for Journal Standard, the name of the clothes shop behind the trendy chain cafe. J.S Pancake Lalaport Fujimi Menu The menu, as the name of the restaurant suggests, is mainly pancakes. It is aRead More →

Cafe Pour Toi #cafehoppingsaitama #higashimatsuyama

Cafe Pour Toi, Higashimatsuyama Social Media is a great resource for finding cafes in Saitama that aren’t easily found elsewhere online. Cafe Pour Toi is a point in case. They don’t have a dedicated website, but instead use a Facebook page. A lot of cafes are using social media accountsRead More →