fireflies chichibu

Firefly viewing and daylilies during rainy season, at Chichibu Muse Park, Ogano Town, Chichibu District, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Like many parks around Saitama Prefecture, Chichibu Muse Park raise fireflies and offer a supervised viewing event once a year, during rainy season. The date will depend on the conditions that year,Read More →

Tokorozawa sunflower

Information for the Tokorozawa Sunflowers / Sunflower Field and Festival also known as the Mikajima Sunflower fields or Himawari Batake 三ケ島ひまわり畑 in Japanese. In 2020, they didn’t really make an official announcement, but the festival was not on. However, this year, they did post publicly to say they were plantingRead More →

Ogawa tanabata

If you are looking for a traditional festival that is on despite the pandemic in 2022, Ogawa Tanabata Festival is one for your list. Tanabata is the “star” festival, discerned by colorful paper streamers that adorn the streets. The Tanabata Festival in Ogawamachi (Ogawa Town) is widely regarded as oneRead More →