Kawagoe Hachimangu is one of several shrines in Kawagoe with a long rich history. It is a “ichinomiya” meaning it was the first shrine of the Hachimangu sect in Kawagoe. (There are older shrines, such as Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, in Kawagoe). Kawagoe Hachimangu was founded in 1030 A.D. by Minamoto
Hatchoko Park is the park around the eponymous Lake Hatcho in Yoshimi town in the Hiki District of Saitama. Lake Hatcho is a man-made lake in a natural woody hillside in the Prefectural Hiki Nature Park. Hatchoko Park In my personal opinion there is nothing exceptional about Hatchoko park. Don’t
“Sayama de Yokai” is the summer exhibition at the Sayama City Museum in 2022. Each year Sayama City Museum have a kid friendly exhibition for the summer months. To be frank, some are better than others. For example, the trick art exhibition and cardboard exhibition in previous years were amazing.
Iwatsuki Hisaizu “the peacock” Shrine is a very photogenic shrine and one of Saitama’s largest. Furthermore, it is the only one I know of with resident peacocks! Each year in summer, they have a beautiful wind chime display. Moreover, it starts a whole month before the famous wind chimes of