Hatcho lake Hatchoko Park Yoshimi

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. Since I published this post, in spring 2022, the park has opened a campsiteRead More →

Yoshida folk house saitama's oldest home in Ogawa machi Saitama japan

Yoshida Folk House in Ogawa town, Saitama. Yoshida Folk house has a very different atmosphere to any of the other folk / period houses I have personally visited in the past. I expected something like Toyama Memorial Museum with several rooms and a stunning garden in traditional Japanese style. However,Read More →

Kitamoto Neputa Festival insaitama.com

If you are looking for something unique to Japan to enjoy this November, check out the Kitamoto Neputa Festival in Kitamoto City, Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo. However, unfortunately, Kitamoto City will not host this festival during the pandemic and will not be on between 2020 and 2022. Kitamoto Neputa FestivalRead More →