Kawagoe Aqua Park Kawagoe Aquatic Park Saitama Pools summer pools

Kawagoe Aquatic / Aqua Park aka Kawagoe Suijo Kouen, or Kawagoe Water Park, is one of the bigger and most popular summer pools in Saitama. In 2022, Walker listed it as the 5th most popular aqua park in all of Japan. In addition, now that several pools have closed permanently,Read More →

Pink and white pinwheels with hydrangea in the background June 2024 at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

Republish of the annual information for the seasonal pinwheel display at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine. Information for this annual June event has been on insaitama since the inauguration of the event. But it is updated annually and since last year (2023) I include hydrangea information. The ‘Hikawa’ hydrangea generally bloom roughlyRead More →

Resona Koedo Terrace at the former bank

If you’ve ever been in Kawagoe warehouse district before, no doubt you’ll have noticed the large European looking building among all the old Edo buildings. If you’ve been in the last year, you may have been curious as to why it was behind hoarding. Well, it is because the buildingRead More →

Three of the places lit up by lanterns for the Kawagoe Night Walk 2024

This February Kawagoe will have a very special illumination event centered around Honmaru Goten, with six other participating locations. The “lantern lit night walk for adults” is on from Friday February 9th to Wednesday February 14th 2024. Not only is each of the seven locations lit by lantern, but theyRead More →