The rainbow towns mascots in the car park of Cainz Super Mall Kawajima Interchange

Information for the Cainz Super Mall, Kawajima Interchange, and its annual Rainbow Festival. The Rainbow Festival is a small local type mascot event, with the mascots from each of the Rainbow Cities of Saitama Prefecture. The Rainbow Cities are Kawajima, Kawagoe, Moroyama, Ogose, Sakado and Tsurugashima. More information about theRead More →

First sunrise of the year hatsuhinode Japan kanto area

Information for the first sunrise, Hatsuhinode 初日の出, in Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba and Ibaraki in 2024. However, some of the locations in this post are suited to watching a sunrise anytime of the year. Unfortunately, there are also some that do not open for sunrise except for the very first sunriseRead More →

Kawagoe Kumano Shrine

Kawagoe Kumano Shrine is famous for many things, including warding off back luck. There are special events throughout the year to enhance these powers. For example, the shrine is a popular place for good fortune rituals such as Chinowa Kuguri and Yatagarasu Suzu no Wa. Chinowa Kuguri is one elementRead More →