A Japanese oni in front of the torii of Musashino Reiwa Shrine for a Setsubun festival

General information for the ‘Cool Japan’ Musashino Reiwa Shrine. Musashino Reiwa Shrine is located in Tokorozawa Sakura Town, a hip entertainment hub, on the border of Tokyo. Musashino Reiwa Shrine The Musashino Reiwa Shrine, dubbed the Cool Japan shrine, was designed, under the supervision of Kengo Kuma, as part ofRead More →

A toddler picks strawberries at a strawberry picking farm near Tokyo, Japan

A selection of 10 Strawberry Picking farms in Saitama, near and commutable from Tokyo, for the 2024 Ichigo-gari season. Strawberry Picking near Tokyo Strawberry picking is called “ichigo-gari” イチゴ狩り in Japanese. Ichigo イチゴ means strawberry and gari means picking or, literally, hunting. In Japan, strawberry picking is predominantly indoors, inRead More →

A secret sunflower spot in Kawagoe, near to a famous one.

Information for the New branch of Glin Coffee near Kawagoe’s famous sunflowers and with secret sunflowers of their own! At the newly reopened Kawagoe Agriculture Interaction Center promoting “Green Tourism”. This post also contains event information. Last update January 2024. In November 2022 the Kawagoe City Agriculture Interaction Center wasRead More →

strawberry picking at Barrier Free Ichigo no Sato Farm Moroyama

Information for the all year round strawberry cafe, Strawberry Garden, and the seasonal – famous barrier free sightseeing – strawberry picking farm, Ichigo no Sato, in Moroyama town, Saitama (near Tokyo) Japan. Ichigo no Sato is one of the most famous strawberry picking farms in the Kanto plain. Moreover, itRead More →